Casa Wabi Chicken Coop, Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Architect: Kengo Kuma, 2017.
|:||Front elevation detail of timber and brick structure in coastal shrubland. Casa Wabi Chicken Coop, Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Architect: Kengo Kuma, 2017.|
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|:||Casa Wabi Chicken Coop|
|:||Casa Wabi Chicken Coop, Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Architect: Kengo Kuma, 2017.|
|:||The construction of the chicken coop is based on an investigation of local materials carried out by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Kengo Kuma conceives the chicken coop as a representation of collective housing and their relationships. In order to recreate the colourless and ascetic world on the faraway seaside of Mexico, the wooden boards were charred; a method widely practiced traditionally in the western part of Japan. The system also allows walls and ceilings permeability and a constant flow of ventilation. Furthermore the coop has been built with materials such as sun-dried bricks to provide shade for the poultry and a cyclonic mesh to protect them from predators. The shape and dimensions of the chicken pen are be based on a simplified arch. It sits on a surface of 400m2 and was finished in January 2017.|
|:||Casa Wabi Chicken Coop; architecture; Wildlife Sanctuary; North America; Mexico; Puerto Escondido; 2017; 21st Century; Kengo Kuma; Nobody; Full Frame; general view; day; exterior; hen house; chicken pen; sun-dried brick; charred timber; simple material; simplicity; exterior facade; shrubland; coastal; arid; heat; open air structure; grid; one-storey; oblong; shrub; front view; detail; cactus; mesh wire; secured|