スパイダーロール, Kumo Maki>Kabuki Theater, Little Tokyo
Kumo is Japanese for Spider which refers to the tectonic appearance of the building. Maki is Japanese for Roll, which derived from the incremental growth of the tectonic language and the fluid movement of a spider’s legs. The intent of this study was to develop a tectonic language and to apply a structural system to it.
The building’s Language derived from the study of Kabuki, one of Japan’s oldest forms of theater, by isolating and analyzing frames of film of the Kabuki Dancer’s movement. Through this a building language emerged, which informed the tectonic application of a structural system to achieved the idea of movement.