a competition winning entry for an arcade along a shopping street in an area called kameyama in the mie prefecture of japan. while the submitted design is for the arcade, the actual piece will be located inside a large, nearby wood factory.
an additionally type of change is born along the arcade as the bottom curve reacts to the surrounding area. where shop activity and people are often present, the curve become more excited and waving. however when shops are not present and people are fewer, the bottom curve becomes flat. additionally, the curve responds to other external factors such as rising at the area of a sidewalk.
kameyama is located, as mentioned above, in the mie prefecture of japan, of which, forest accounts for two-thirds of the land. as such, the rafters of 火垂の森 are made from thin cedar planks collected from nearby land. this allows the shops and residents to contribute to not only the arcade use, but also to the local foresting industry.