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nebuta-no-ie warasse ねぶたの家 ワ・ラッセ · interior screens | 10/10/13

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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.

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Viewed from this angle, the screens appear opaque and create the feeling of a closed passageway

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From head-on this screen (still under construction) appears transparent with views towards the space beyond

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The zinc galvanization texture

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When the construction lighting is removed the screens will appear a darker black

Project Team

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.

Aomori City Nebuta Festival site – www.nebuta.jp
Aomori City Nebuta House site – www.nebuta.jp/warasse