The sequence by four rusty steel plates

Hokibara Yota, Japan

Reversing under the bridge

In these days, architecture has already extinct. In this project, I considered how it could  be caused, and be made alive continuously. Of the two sites given this time, I selected the Tolbuhinsky bridge, because the site has longest straight line and strongest axiality.  And also has river, forest, historic buildings.

An infrastructure forms a city frame, has strong axiality itself. And also it has a long time-axis that architecture can never have. I considered about this two potencials (the strong axis in a city, long time-axis) which under the bridge has, I’m going to give to the new architecture by using it . By four spatial manipulations that I gave, whole of under the bridge emerges as “a architecture” for the first time, to produce a consective sequence as a museum for observing the flowing city.
Reversing under the bridge

Technical description

1. Stage to embark river and Bridge Pier Rusty steel plate to match the slope of the bridge, and turning up. 2.  New bridge Suspended The new view overlooking the bridge from various levels by one piece of rusty steel plate which describes the catenary curve. Bridge is a aliving sculpture in the city itself. 3. Stage of Floating on River Stage overlooking the «river»,  bridge have been abstracted.  It can be perceived the bloodline of nature which is perpendicular to the infrastructure. 4.  Steel Tower to confront historic buildings Steel tower located at the boundary points that the river and bridge piers and earth comes in contact with the ground. against the bridge extending horizontally, vertical monumentality is added.


Hokibara Yota

  Japan Tokyo

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