Ryuji Nakamura

October 15th, 2008

Ryuji Nakamura is the Japanese architect who designed this chair called Nami. I’m not sure if you really can sit on it because it’s made of paper. But I guess it should be possible to extrude this chair with some plastic material.

Nami by Ryuji Nakamura

Nami by Ryuji Nakamura

Catenarhythm is an other project by him. I’m not sure what it is about, but I like this image.

Catenarhythm by Ryuji Nakamura

found at FFFFOUND!

4 Responses to “Ryuji Nakamura”

  1. schon Says:

    it’s a hanging model system i believe.

    if you were to construct those arches in masonry or steel, they’ll be structurally sound.

    it’s similar to the system antoni gaudi used in the construction of his magnum opus, the sagrada familia.

  2. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    Thank you for that info.

  3. BillsBayou Says:

    The shape is called a “Catenary” arch. It is, as noted above, a structurally sound shape. The “Gateway Arch” in St. Louis (a.k.a. “The St. Louis Arch”) is in this shape.

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