norisada maeda atelier: ‘machine head’

 

 

 

located in machida , tokyo, ‘machine head’ is the latest building by japanese architect norisada maeda and his firm n maeda atelier. completed this past april, the building lives up to it mechanically-inspired name by using a concrete and steel structure clad with metal on the interior and exterior. inside, bolts protrude from metal panels, making the material very obvious. despite the heavy materials, the building remains light and airy.

 

http://www5a.biglobe.ne.jp/~norisada

norisada maeda atelier: 'machine head'

norisada maeda atelier: 'machine head'

norisada maeda atelier: 'machine head'

norisada maeda atelier: 'machine head'

norisada maeda atelier: 'machine head'

norisada maeda atelier: 'machine head'

photography by t.sobajima