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endo shuhei architect institute: looptecture F
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may 19, 2011
endo shuhei architect institute: looptecture F


‘looptecture f’ by endo shuhei architect institute in minamiawaji-city, japan
all images courtesy endo shuhei architect institute
photographer: yoshiharu matsumura

osaka-based practice endo shuhei architect institute has completed ‘looptecture f’, a two-storey
tsunami disaster preventive control center in minamiawaji-city, japan. conceived with the additional
function of a temporary refuge in mind, the overall structure and form of the project seeks to
disperse maximum stress caused by a tsunami by lacking any planar surfaces.


view from the water

resembling a strip of ribbon coiling in on itself, the center features a cluster of circular volumes
that intersect over eachother. the facade’s finish is coppery and industrial, referencing the palette
of the port which it overlooks. to gain as many diverse sightlines towards the water and floodgates,
a series of circular windows circumscribe the surface of the building.


exterior view

the main floor of the center is elevated in order to remain safe from a potential tsunami.
the roof features an outdoor living terrace that can be accessed through a spiral staircase
that wraps around a core structure.


roof level


interior view


staircase


entrance



aerial view


floor plan / level 0
(1) entrance
(2) hall
(3) piloti
(4) centre control room
(5) exhibition room
(6) disaster learning room
(7) men’s lavatory
(8) ladies’ lavatory
(9) machinery room
(10) EV


floor plan / level +1
(1) entrance
(2) hall
(3) piloti
(4) centre control room
(5) exhibition room
(6) disaster learning room
(7) men’s lavatory
(8) ladies’ lavatory
(9) machinery room
(10) EV

 


floor plan / level +2
(1) entrance
(2) hall
(3) piloti
(4) centre control room
(5) exhibition room
(6) disaster learning room
(7) men’s lavatory
(8) ladies’ lavatory
(9) machinery room
(10) EV



section a-a



section b-b

section c-c


section d-d



east elevation



west elevation



north elevation



south elevation

project info:

site area: 8, 502 m2
building area: 310 m2
total floor area: 376 m2
structural system: steel
storeys: 2

structure: hirokazu toki, S3 associates / ichiro hashimoto, hiroyuki kamijima
landscape: takeda planning and design office / shiro takeda, yukako iwata

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