osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center
 
osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center
aug 09, 2012

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center

‘aron R & D center’ by osamu morishita architect & associates, aichi, japan image © tamotsu kurumadaall images courtesy of osamu morishita architect & associates

japanese firm osamu morishita architect & associates have recently completed the ‘aron R & D center’ in shinpou, japan, to provide a location to brainstorm and create innovative ideas for the international plastics manufacturing company. the overall rectangular footprint can be reduced down to its smallest modular steel unit, the hexagon. this tessellated shape fosters free-flowing circulation through a series of flexible spaces that allow for constant re-adaptation. double-height sections communicate with two-storey modules around outdoor gardens through a simplicity in connection.

the redundant construction strategy benefits from a compartmental set of volumes climatically controlled through sun-heated reservoirs and thermal mass in the stone gabion walls. a designed air space in the roof structure helps control internal temperatures while the outer membrane collects rainwater for recycling, while interspersed green courtyards and towers help to cool ambient air temperature.

‘aron R & D center’ has been shortlisted in the ‘production/energy/recycling’ category of the 2012 world architecture festival. see the complete list of this year’s nominated projects here.

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center approach from the streetimage © tamotsu kurumada

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center entrance green space

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center gabion wallimage © tamotsu kurumada

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center interior of gabion wall

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center entranceimage © tamotsu kurumada

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center office spacesimage © tamotsu kurumada

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center hallway with a green towerimage © tamotsu kurumada

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center courtyard and ramped walkways from interior

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center walkways around courtyardimage © tamotsu kurumada

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center paths through green space

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center courtyardimage © tamotsu kurumada

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center (left) courtyard (right) green tower and bridgeimages © tamotsu kurumada

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center (left) interior space and green tower (right) green towerimages © tamotsu kurumada

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center (left) meeting room (right) interiorimages © tamotsu kurumada

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center library and meeting spaceimage © tamotsu kurumada

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center meeting roomimage © tamotsu kurumada

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center manufacturing space

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center presentation room

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center rooftop deckimage © tamotsu kurumada

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center aerial view

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center construction of steel module

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center site plan

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center floor plan / level 0

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center floor plan / level 1

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center section – green tower

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center diagram of sustainable features

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center concept diagram

osamu morishita architect & associates: aron R & D center model

project info:

location: shinpou, toukai, aichi site area: 22523.21 m2 building area: 6346.53 m2 total floor area: 7039.1 m2 structure: steel frame; 2stories date of completion: august, 2011

  • love the photo of the courtyard during the late evening(?)

    wangy says:

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