Throught two pavilions « Hojo-an after 800 Years » and « Oribe », the concept show the legacy of Japanese culture and the modernity of architectural contemporary forms.
« Hojo-an after 800 Years » : The project aimed to reconstruct the prototype of Japan’s compact housing create by Ka- mono Chomei with modern idea and method. “Hojo” means a small humble cottage (appx. 3m*3m), is a starting point of Japanese dwelling history. To emphasize the idea of “mobility”, Kengo Kuma made a combination of ETFE sheets that can be rolled up and portable. The three soft sheets are combined to a single unit, and grow into a hard box.
« Oribe » is a temporary, mobile tea room. The entire form resembles an irregularly-shaped cocoon, and is an homage to Furuta Oribe’s deformed tea ceremony bowl. Corrugated plastic boards 5mm thick are arrayed at 65mm intervals and fixed together using banding bands. Once the bands are unfastened, the tea room returns to an assembly of cheap ele- ments, making it easy to move.