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Aomori Nebuta House by molo

by Grace Bonney

One of the best things about being a blogger is getting to meet amazing artists and watching them grow and flourish. Meeting someone early in their career and seeing them go on to do phenomenal things is such a thrill, and the Canadian design team known as molo is a great example. Their tea cups and Softwall system were some of my favorite designs from early ICFFs, and now they’re releasing images of an entire museum, Aomori Nebuta House, in Japan that they designed!


Molo explains, “Nebuta House (ねぶたの家 ワ・ラッセ) is enclosed by ribbons of twisted steel, enamel-coated deep vibrant red and individually shaped to create variation: openings for light, areas of opacity, views, or opportunities for pedestrian circulation. The ribbon screen façade creates a sheltered outdoor perimeter space called the ‘engawa,’ a spatial concept originating in traditional Japanese houses.” I love that the facade encourages and allows visitors to interact with the “ribbons.” It’s such a playful way to approach architecture and really reflects the sort of interactivity and movement in all of molo’s work. A big congrats to molo on this amazing new project. Click here to read more about it and here to check out more of molo’s work. xo, grace

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