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

  • Casa Rospigliosi

    A 1950s residence converted into a minimalist home with industrial elements. Completed by Milan-based architecture,…

  • House of Concrete Experiments

    A sustainably built house completed with a range of experimental cast concrete techniques. The second…

  • House in Nango

    A minimalist house with a large sloping roof that covers indoor and outdoor areas. Located…

  • Nabila’s Restaurant

    A stylish and welcoming restaurant designed with interiors that take inspiration from Lebanese food, art,…

  • Sauna R

    A sauna designed with all-black interiors and a glazed facade. Nestled on a rocky outcrop…

  • Carroll Gardens Townhouse

    An extension and interior redesign for a Brooklyn townhouse. Located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, this…

  • A Saramaga

    A refurbished and thoughtfully redesigned residential property in Portugal. Located in Cartaxo, Portugal, this residential…

  • Hither Hill Residence

    Two volumes, terraces, and a garden on a site with striking ocean views. Designed by…

  • Villa K2

    An angular house with sloping roofs that hide solar panels. Located in the village of…

  • The Penfold Tree House

    A tree house designed without a tree. London-based architecture firm De Matos Ryan designed Penfold…

Around the world

  • Wonder Bee & Bee

    A slow tourism project in southern Italy. Wonder Grottole started out as an experiment but…

  • Hotel Grand Stark

    A building from 1908 transformed into a stylish boutique hotel. Located in the Central Eastside…

  • The Circulo Mexicano Hotel

    A 19th century residential building transformed into a hotel with Shaker-inspired furniture. Located in the…

loader