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MOOM

2011Complete

Kazuhiro Kojima

MOOM" is a temporary experimental space and the realization of a new type of membrane structure. It is the world's first membrane structure that uses the system of tensegrity,combining and .
Membrane structures so far always belonged to one of the two following types: the self-supporting frame structure or the airinflated membrane structure. "MOOM" is different from those systems.
The compression members are fixed on the membrane independently from eachother, and by creating an arch by inserting the stick ends in shorts pipes in the ground, an independent structure emerges.
"MOOM" has the following special features. First, it is extremely lightweight. Second, anyone can with the help of around 40 people easily create their own structure, using only three elements: membrane material (with pockets for sticks), sticks,and fi xing ropes to the ground. Thirdly, no traces are left behind after the structure's removal.
The process of raising "MOOM" together creates a festive atmosphere, reminding of the beginnings of architecture and a collective construction.

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Architects KAZUHIRO KOJIMA LABORATORY, TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE+JUN SATO STRUCTURAL NEGINEERS+TAIYO KOGYO
Principal use Tenporary pavilion
Structure Membrane Structure
Total floor area 146㎡

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Photo Sadao Hotta(except for *)

PUBLICATION

GA JAPAN
NIKKEI ARCHITECTURE
SHINKENCHIKU
JA
110
2011.04.25
2011.07
84 WINTER,2012
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