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The FT Architects Archery Hall and Boxing Club get Back to Basics

 - Sep 30, 2013
References: fta.gotohp.jp & dezeen
The FT Architects Archery Hall and Boxing Club is a gorgeous space designed for sports, but it looks like it could be anything from a concert venue to an art gallery.

Located in Tokyo, Japan on the Kogakuin University campus, the combined archery hall and boxing club buildings are made up of a weaved wooden construction using low-cost locally-sourced timber. The architects wanted to get back to basics, saying "We have salvaged the purity of traditional Japanese timber composition, simply made up of horizontals and verticals, which has been somewhat disregarded ever since the advent of modernism in Japan," according to dezeen. They used a bolt-and-nut assembly to make both buildings which required dedicated accuracy for the perpendicular design.

Students of Kogakuin University are definitely lucky to have the FT Architects Archery Hall and Boxing Club as part of their school.