This conceptual piece explores component relationships of wood construction to create a floating ‘forest.’ It’s a space to occupy for individual contemplation. Looking to Kengo Kuma’s Prostho Museum as a formal precedent, we sought to reinvent his interpretation of a traditional Japanese 4-way joint. Kuma uses highly skilled artisans to individually carve each joint. We used digital fabrication technology to evolve the craft into an accessible art form. The joint design is modified to accommodate the constraints of modern production, but the essential function remains the same. No fasteners (nails, screws, etc.) were used.
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