Presentation on theme: "THE MODERN APPLICATION OF TOKYO WOOD BRACKET SYSTEM OF ANCIENT JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE IN YUSUHARA WOODEN BRIDGE MUSEUM."— Presentation transcript:
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 andeaves of traditional Japanese buildingsa 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 ChinaNotable architectural componentcall Dou Gong (wood bracket).earliest record of the use of Dou-Gongin Zhou Dynastywidely used in the Spring and Autumn PeriodReach its peak in Tang and Song dynasty
4 In Song Dynasty , form fully developed, style unified , size standardizednumber of layers used depends on importanceof the buildingAlso as a status symbolAfter Song Dynasty , Dougong become more ornamental6th century , introduction of Buddhism influences Japanese architecturelarge scale temple using complicated techniques in woodJapanese study architecture from Tang Dynasty
5 HOW DOES IT FUNCTION AS A STRUCTURAL SUPPORT FOR BUILDING ? Support weight of horizontal beams that spanthe vertical columns by transferring the weighton horizontal beams over a larger area to thevertical columns.To support roof’s weightThe further the eaves extend, the more complexthe tokyo behighly resistant to earthquakes
6 WHAT IS THE CONSTRUCTION METHOD OF TOKYO BRACKET SYSTEM ? Wood is the main materialMultiple 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 & AssociatesLocated at Yusuhara, town in the Kochi prefecture, Japana 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. spanan 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 columnColumns 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 createsa new expression of architecture while having its authentic Asian appearance.
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