Snow School

Design scheme for Echigo Tsumari Art Necklace Science Museum Competition.
Teflon roof is supported by spring-structured columns, which height changes by the weight of the snow.Inclination of the roof, reflecting the weight of the snow, slides the accumulated snow into the hollow columns to compile it underground.
The compiled snow is utilized for air-conditioning during the summer.

Usage: Educational Facility
Design: 2001.05
Collaboration: Sanekazu Kofuku