Fragile Shelter Sapporo, Hokkaido Building

Fragile Shelter Sapporo, Hidemi Nishida Japan, Hokkaido Building

Fragile Shelter, northern Japan : Hokkaido Architecture

Fragile Shelter Building – design by Hidemi Nishida

22 Jun 2011

Fragile Shelter

Design: Hidemi Nishida

Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan

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Project Description


Hidemi Nishida is a Sapporo-based artist, designer. The “Fragile Shelter” is one of my works of “Shelter series”. This winter temporary shelter leads people to gather, have a party, stay, feel something and so on in the white woods.

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This fragile function as being to shelter in the wild nature makes you a bit restless to satay there alone, but when few number of people get to gather into there, it’s get be wonderfully cozy, empathetic space.

This is a reconfirmation of beginning of the “house”.

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Fragile Shelter Sapporo – Building Information

Location : Geijutsu-no-mori 1, Minami-ku, Sapporo 005-0864, Hokkaido, Japan
Design: Hidemi Nishida
Size: 20 square meter interior
Materials: wood, plastic screen
Construction time: Oct-Dec, 2010
Construction team: Hidemi Nishida, Genki Fujita, Akira Nagase
Photographs: Anna Nagai

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Fragile Shelter images / information from Hidemi Nishida


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