future-scape architects: mederu auto repair shop future-scape architects: mederu auto repair shop
oct 29, 2011

future-scape architects: mederu auto repair shop

‘mederu auto repair shop’ by daigo ishii + future-scape architects, nigata city, japanimage © future-scape architects all images courtesy of daigo ishii + future-scape architects




daigo ishii of future-scape architects has designed ‘mederu auto repair shop’, a vehicular facility located in a suburb of nigata city, japan. a continuous transparent facade supported with glass fins faces the street, providing an introspective view for passing cars of the activity occurring within the two interior levels, similar to a television screen. the side elevations contain windows at different heights and sizes to frame interior elements including vehicles in the garage or to screen prospects from neighboring dwellings while still introducing natural light. the bold red-orange hues of the interior surfaces contrasts the  dark finish of the galvanized steel plate cladding, breaking the monotony of a typical mundane residential structure.

street elevation image © koichi torimura




a radial arrangement of mirrored partitions allows the small operating staff to quickly help transient customers as they are working and similarly reflect scenery of the townscape deep into the internal rooms. the concept of forced perspectives dictates viewpoints through the building and across the grounds to an outdoor display of used cars which are screened from the roadside with a translucent vision panel.

continuous glass facade supported from the interior with vertical glass fins image © koichi torimura

side elevation image © koichi torimura

vehicle becomes a framed  element in the elevation image © future-scape architects

car repair area image © future-scape architects

gallery image © koichi torimura

gallery image © koichi torimura

lounge area image © koichi torimura

lounge area image © future-scape architects

products on display image © future-scape architects

office image © koichi torimura

floor plan / level 0 image © future-scape architects

section image © future-scape architects

elevation image © future-scape architects

elevation image © future-scape architects

elevation image © future-scape architects

elevation image © future-scape architects

elevations diagram image © future-scape architects

exploded axon image © future-scape architects




project info:


architect: daigo ishii + future-scape architects structural engineers: oga structural design office mechanical engineers: mai mechanical design


location: nigata, nigata, japan client: three eight business use: car repair factory


site area: 1529.11 m2 house area: 204.97 m2 floor area: 251.96m2 completion date: april, 2008


structure: steel exterior finish: galvanized steel plate interior finish: floor concrete painted by polyurethane paint wall plaster board painted by acrylic emulsion paint ceiling plaster board painted by vinyl paint

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