Fragile Shelter by Hidemi Nishida

View all 13 Photos

Japanese artist and designer Hidemi Nishida built the “fragile shelter” located in Sapporo, Japan. This temporary winter structure is deep in the forest, created as a place for gatherings and brings people together in an empathetic and unlikely space which will leave no trace of existence once it’s been dismantled. Made up of six forms that shift up and down to mirror the undulations of the land, its pitched and overextended roof is designed to protect the transient inhabitants, its body purposely hovering above the average snow line. Translucent plastic sheets enclose the units, exposing the timber structure and define each individual volume. At night, they glow from within like lanterns while its color and permeability is altered by the weather and time of day.

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • The Impluvium Shelter

    A wood and glass cabin built in an ancient forest in Chile. Located in a…

  • Casa Etérea

    A breathtaking house designed with a mirrored façade. Built above the San Miguel de Allende,…

  • La Brèche House

    An old house redesigned with refined interiors and a central perforation topped with skylights. Located…

  • Herdade da Ferraria

    A traditional farm warehouse transformed into a tranquil retreat. Nestled among tall trees and agricultural…

  • Villa GNR by Archisbang

    A brutalist house designed with a range of creative details. Dating back to the 1960s,…

  • The Marconi Residence

    A one-story house enhanced with an extension and an interior patio. Located in Montréal’s Marconi-Alexandra…

  • Winery Valke Vleug

    A winery with minimalist volumes that reference agricultural architecture in a contemporary design. Built in…

Take me there

  • The Volkshaus Basel Hotel

    A building from 1925 transformed into a refined boutique hotel. Completed by Swiss firm Herzog…

  • The Øyna Hotel

    Hotel rooms built inside a sloped terrain with a cantilevered design that maximizes views. Built…

  • Casa Cook Chania Hotel

    A modernist-style resort designed with a village-like layout of one-story volumes. Built on a hillside…

loader