The interior of the Nebuta House (a building in Aomori, Japan designed by molo and team – see project team at end of posting) is partitioned by a series of screens which serve to physically divide the space while maintaining a visual connection beyond when viewed from certain angles. The screens are intended to enhance the experience of passing through the building and help maintain a visual flow. The screens are made from steel that has been galvanized and treated with a patination process that blackens the metal while retaining the texture of zinc galvanization.
Viewed from this angle, the screens appear opaque and create the feeling of a closed passageway
From head-on this screen (still under construction) appears transparent with views towards the space beyond
The zinc galvanization texture
When the construction lighting is removed the screens will appear a darker black
Design Architect – molo
Local Project Architects + Construction Supervision – d/dt and Frank la Riviere Architects inc.
Structural Engineering – Kanebako Structural Engineers
Mechanical Engineering – PT Morimura & Associates, Ltd.
Acoustic Engineering – Nittobo Acoustic Engineering Co., Ltd.