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THE MODERN APPLICATION OF TOKYO WOOD BRACKET SYSTEM OF ANCIENT JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE IN YUSUHARA WOODEN BRIDGE MUSEUM.

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1 THE MODERN APPLICATION OF TOKYO WOOD BRACKET SYSTEM OF ANCIENT JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE IN YUSUHARA WOODEN BRIDGE MUSEUM

2 Tokyo wood Bracket unique feature of Traditional Japanese architecture essential support to the timber frame structure and eaves of traditional Japanese buildings a combination system of weight bearing blocks (masu) and bracket arms (hijiki) fitted together by joinery alone without glue or fasteners

3 WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF TOKYO BRACKET SYSTEM ? Originated from ancient China Notable architectural component call Dou Gong (wood bracket). earliest record of the use of Dou-Gong in Zhou Dynasty widely used in the Spring and Autumn Period Reach its peak in Tang and Song dynasty

4 In Song Dynasty, form fully developed, style unified, size standardized number of layers used depends on importance of the building Also as a status symbol After Song Dynasty, Dougong become more ornamental 6 th century, introduction of Buddhism influences Japanese architecture large scale temple using complicated techniques in wood Japanese study architecture from Tang Dynasty

5 HOW DOES IT FUNCTION AS A STRUCTURAL SUPPORT FOR BUILDING ? Structural support for building Support weight of horizontal beams that span the vertical columns by transferring the weight on horizontal beams over a larger area to the vertical columns. To support roof’s weight The further the eaves extend, the more complex the tokyo be highly resistant to earthquakes

6 WHAT IS THE CONSTRUCTION METHOD OF TOKYO BRACKET SYSTEM ? Wood is the main material Multiple interlocking bracket sets formed by placing block (Masu) on a column to provide base for the bow-shaped brackets (Hijiki) that support the beam or another bracket above it.

7 Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum Kengo Kuma & Associates Located at Yusuhara, town in the Kochi prefecture, Japan a covered gallery pedestrian bridge that connects a hotel and a spa, which had previously been separated by a cliff and a road. also as accommodations, work and exhibition rooms

8 154-ft. span an interlocking beams system developed. Alternating arrangement of interwoven wooden beams creates a construction which floats in the air, supported by a single central pillar. Long beams rest above shorter ones, whole structure tapers to a point at a slender central column Columns on end merge with background surrounding

9 The bridge evokes the traditional construction method of tokyo wood bracket system employed in Japan By repeating this method persistently to the scale of a bridge, it creates a new expression of architecture while having its authentic Asian appearance.

10 THANK YOU

11 References Wiborg,RS.(2010).Chinese Dou Gong Brackets.1-3.Retrieved from Zhu,EC.,Chen,ZY.,Pan,JL.,Wang,LN.(2010).Finite Element Modelling Of The Structural Performance Of Dou Gong Brackets Of YingXian Wood Pagoda, June142,2.Retrieved from (2013).Dougong.[website] Retrieved from (2013).Japanese Architecture.[website] Retrieved from (2013).Tokyō.[website] Retrieved from S,Lei.,Y,Guang.,Thetford,A.,Obregon,A.(2012). Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum.[website] Retrieved from 31/case/2012/YusuharaMuseum.pdf Kuma,K.,Carder,N.,Derkowski,K.,Pabila,J.(2012). Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum-Red cedar bridge links traditional and contemporary expressions of Asian architecture,Summer2012, Retrieved from 31/pdf/Yusuhara_Wooden_Bridge_Museum.pdf

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