Commissioned by a fashion designer， this project was to design a mobile store for the world tour. Although the design was required by the client to be related to the concept of “Japanese-sum”， we suggested that， instead of designing a Japanese style architecture in a visual way， we sending a message to the world through the building： the issue of earthquakes in Japan that the construction industry has to face and the proposal of the solution to this problem from our vision.
▼圆拱型快闪店外观，semicircle spherical lightweight store building
▼快闪店室内效果，interior of the store building
▼自然光透过新型填充材料，light penetrate through the new material
Specifically， we customized approximately 1000 permeable disaster prevention hoods to build a diameter 8m， height 4m semicircle spherical lightweight store building by connecting them together. Structural features are： ①Structure can be easily self-built with simple and convenient workability. ②In order to keep the soft curves of the hoods to the dome， we avoided adding rigid structural material to the edges of the hoods to make the frame structure， while chose BREATHAIR (soft and highly rebound cushion material) to connect the hoods together with waterproof zippers and magnets.The disaster prevention hoods， with the combination of softness and strength， are linked together， piling up to a lightweight frame structure.
▼防水拉链和磁铁作为头巾之间的连接件BREATHAIR to connect the hoods together with waterproof zippers and magnets
▼柔软的填充材料，soft and highly rebound cushion material
▼建筑构件变成防灾头盔，architectural elements transform to helmet
This structure appears to have contradictory， but its feasibility has been proved by practice. The hoods underneath support the weight from above， increasing thickness and density of the air pressurized material. Besides， transparent acrylic rods are added inside of the hoods to reinforce the structure. Different layers of the hoods are made to have corresponding intensity adjustment. The printed pattern on the hoods are designed to have the client’s multi-colored clothing design style， creating a fancy space full of light and colors.After the dismantlement of this pavilion in the future， the hoods will be donated to other earthquake-prone countries， for raising the awareness of disaster prevention， thus， achieving the requirement from the owner of making a “Japanese design” ▽ 安装过程，installing process