taku sakaushi renovates orange-clad office building in japan
 
taku sakaushi renovates orange-clad office building in japan
oct 01, 2014

taku sakaushi renovates orange-clad office building in japan

taku sakaushi renovates orange-clad office building in japan
photo by hiroshi ueda
all images courtesy of taku sakaushi / OFDA

 

 

 

japanese architect taku sakaushi of O.F.D.A. associates (office for diverse architects) has designed a vibrant and inviting office building that serves as a meeting point for the region’s local business community. the scheme, which is located in the country’s ibaraki prefecture, is readily identified through its distinctive orange cladding, which allows the structure to stand as a beacon within the city’s urban fabric.

taku sakaushi OFDA associates orange pine gallery designboom
the scheme is readily identified through its distinctive orange cladding
photo by hiroshi ueda

 

 

 

originally, the client requested a closed warehouse type structure, but was convinced by the design team that an open welcoming building would prove more successful in fulfilling the user’s demands. at the rear of the property a large opening adjoins a long planted garden, ensuring a lively and activated ground floor. providing external meeting space, the garden serves as a public promenade that features a small shrine and gargoyles taken from the client’s birthplace. the panoramic aperture frames ever-changing views across the plot, ensuring that the scheme retains a sense of intrigue and mystery throughout its life.

taku sakaushi OFDA associates orange pine gallery designboom
at the rear of the property a large opening adjoins a long planted garden
photo by hiroshi ueda

taku sakaushi OFDA associates orange pine gallery designboom
the garden serves as a public promenade that features a small shrine and gargoyles taken from the client’s birthplace
photo by hiroshi ueda

taku sakaushi OFDA associates orange pine gallery designboom
the panoramic aperture frames ever-changing views across the plot
photo by hiroshi ueda

taku sakaushi OFDA associates orange pine gallery designboom
meeting space at ground floor level
photo by hiroshi ueda

taku sakaushi OFDA associates orange pine gallery designboom
double-height volume within the office building
photo by hiroshi ueda

taku sakaushi OFDA associates orange pine gallery designboom
façade detail
photo by hiroshi ueda

taku sakaushi OFDA associates orange pine gallery designboom
the enclosed elevation presented to the passing street
photo by hiroshi ueda

taku sakaushi OFDA associates orange pine gallery designboom
the building illuminated night
photo by hiroshi ueda

 

 

project info:

 

location: ibaraki prefecture, japan
use: office
land size: 819.71 sqm
building area: 103.95 sqm
total floor area: 115.02 sqm
structure: nagasaka design engineering building
construction: construction gunji
photography: hiroshi ueda

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