daiken met architects / nawakenji m: sugoroku office
 
daiken met architects / nawakenji m: sugoroku office
mar 01, 2012

daiken met architects / nawakenji m: sugoroku office

‘shipping container studio’ by daiken-met architects, gifu, japan image © shinkenchiku-sha

japanese practice daiken-met architects have designed and completed ‘sugoroku office’, their personal studio in gifu, japan. a three storey mobile framework supports stacked shipping containers, forming the work areas and future living spaces on the penthouse floor. this building represents a model solution for those interested in surpassing the difficulty involved with making rental contracts for small scale structures in their city as well as responding to the local dilemmas of decreasing population and increasing vacant land.

the firm obtained a short-term contract by proposing a temporary structure which does not require construction below street level. the steel structural grid may be easily assembled and serves to reduce loads on the containers from the weight of its shell, furniture and users. upon completion of the lease, the structure may be disassembled and reconstructed elsewhere. a casing pipe joint in the middle of columns enable and simplify this process. storage systems were formed with used plywood or packing bands found on construction sites.

daiken met architects / nawakenji m: sugoroku office ground level entry image © shinkenchiku-sha

daiken met architects / nawakenji m: sugoroku office side elevation with ground level entry and stair to first floor image © shinkenchiku-sha

daiken met architects / nawakenji m: sugoroku office ground floor studio space image © shinkenchiku-sha

daiken met architects / nawakenji m: sugoroku office first floor kitchen image © shinkenchiku-sha

daiken met architects / nawakenji m: sugoroku office view from surrounding context image © shinkenchiku-sha

daiken met architects / nawakenji m: sugoroku office view from across the street image © shinkenchiku-sha

daiken met architects / nawakenji m: sugoroku office during construction

daiken met architects / nawakenji m: sugoroku office section

daiken met architects / nawakenji m: sugoroku office axonometric of structural frame

project info:

location: gifu, japan design: daiken met, nawakenji-m use: office, housing total floor area: 111 m2 completed: 2011

  • the firm obtained a short-term contract by proposing a temporary structure which does not require construction
    below street level. the steel structural grid may be easily assembled and serves to reduce loads on the containers from the weight of its shell, furniture and users. upon completion of the lease, the structure may be disassembled and reconstructed elsewhere. a casing pipe joint in the middle of columns enable and simplify this process.

    CM
  • I cant see this being anything past a cheap set up. There doesnt seem to be any wider issues being addressed.
    The area is decaying and the community is dispersing. Wheres the intervention? Where is the Architecture?

    Egal
  • No point or using industrialized containers if the steel frame is used. Maybe it would be cheaper to build a shell with light gauge steel frame. Industrialized containers are already stackable to start with. I don’t understand this design.

    Mo
  • looks nice, though I’d never move into any of these home modern homes.

    [url=http://www.preisvergleichstromanbieter24.org] thomaz [/url]
  • I dont fully understand the rationale here, they have increasing aged population and increasing vacant land and need to build a temporary structure?

    Les
  • It is a good used of container, too many containers sit in the east coast from the transport industry. I see use it in parking space. instant make more shops or office available in downtown

    NuNu
  • Why, in Europe, this is absolutely impossible:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_design

    antonio mota
  • for the balcony

    re
  • because they have Earth Quake !! I can\’t imagine what will happen if they don\’t build a rigid internal construction to fix different containers together !

    Keichow
  • Why do they even need a steel frame?

    Mo

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