Gallery: Kengo Kuma & Associates’ Outdoor Training Center Melds Into th...

This beautiful center, built to train the leaders of outdoor youth activities, takes a cue from traditional Japanese architectural style - it's a single, succinct design that blends in with the outdoors. Kengo Kuma & Associates sought to integrate the
 
This beautiful center, built to train the leaders of outdoor youth activities, takes a cue from traditional Japanese architectural style - it's a single, succinct design that blends in with the outdoors. Kengo Kuma & Associates sought to integrate the building with the land so that guests would feel immersed in nature. What they came up with was a simple A-frame design that evokes the aesthetics of old structures typical of rural environments. Environmentally conscious from the outside-in, the project also incorporates a host of sustainable building strategies.

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