This is a renewal plan for the Sameura Forest Park campground, which includes reconstruction of the cooking building, which is centrally located but does not play a central role, and a detour road to make the steep slope of the internal road easier to use.
The Sameura Canoe Terrace completed the year before last, has a roof form that echoes the surrounding mountains as part of the landscape.
As the area was being developed in stages as a "lake station," it was necessary to consider the relationship of this cooking building to each of the other facilities, focusing on its relationship to the landscape. When we were looking for a way to add something to the existing landscape of the forest park, one day we looked around the park and noticed that playground equipment and torii gates were scattered throughout the vast field, creating a sense of place in the vicinity of each one. The architecture does not stand up and give a function to its interior, but acts as a single thing, and by expanding the sense of place where people can cook there, it becomes a part of the existing landscape.
The two roofs, which are offset from each other, are external elements that span the space, forming an "arc" with the center of the circle slightly above the ground level. At one point, the roofs are in sync with the surrounding mountains; from another perspective, the roofs frame the corrugated mountain surfaces and mountains that emerge from the lake during times of drought; and when looking up from below, the eaves appear larger and are connected to the trees and clouds. When viewed from below, the eaves appear larger and are linked to the trees and clouds. The site has different impressions and qualities depending on the location and season.
In order to meet the short construction period and limited budget, the strength of the roof was secured by stacking three sheets of 12mm-thick 3x6 standard plywood in the same shape and curving them. In consideration of aging, a 9mm-thick plywood sandwich was added, and 6mm-thick lauan plywood was used for the eaves to create a light roof with a total thickness of 60mm.
On the other hand, in order to cope with torsional deformation caused by wind stress on the mountain, the delicate steel beams at the bottom of the roof are supported by tensioning rods at two points a little distance from the center of the roof. The L-shaped "objects" are placed in parallel with the sink and firewood storage area, which are required for their function, and are arranged to form an arc over the top of the L-shaped "objects."
By having each component act as an independent element in the landscape, it is possible to move away from the usual architectural language of columns, beams, and roofs and to create a new form of "architecture. Arcs float spontaneously on the ground.
When camping, a tent is usually pitched in an area roughly five meters square. We wanted to apply this unique concept of subdividing a large field into smaller areas to the cooking facilities. Four vertical L-shaped objects are placed from the foot of the building in a direction that diffuses the azimuth throughout the site. While the roof is the unit space, it also serves as a base point for the entire field, from which one can become aware of the area that extends over the entire camp site. In addition, the road was rerouted as a detour so that visitors can access the free tent site, shower and toilet buildings above the campsite without worrying about cars. Stairs were also used to connect to the observation deck and other areas that are scheduled to be developed in the future.
Each of these elements is still a stand-alone element, but they will serve to weave together the maintenance items planned for the next fiscal year and beyond. We hope that Sameura Forest Park will once again be utilized by the people of the town and become a lively place where visitors can casually use for outdoor activities.