uenoa tops japanese office building with three-dimensional timber roof
 

uenoa tops japanese office building with three-dimensional timber roof

tokyo-based architecture firm uenoa has completed a new office building for structural screw company synegic in tomiya city, japan. designed for a client who contributes to the spread of medium and large scale wooden buildings by providing the necessary joinery, the project expands the possibilities of such structures by incorporating a three-dimensional, cross-laminated timber (CLT) roof with a large truss spanning 18 meters.

uenoa tops japanese office building with three-dimensional timber roofimages of completed project by hiroyuki hirai, all courtesy of uenoa

 

 

uenoa has developed the company building to accommodate synegic‘s various working styles – from standard desk work to experiments, and collaboration with external researchers – in a way that they can influence each other, creating a lively dialogue and a sense of solidarity. the office floor plan follows the dynamic frame of the large timber roof, which dictates also the exterior form of the building. spread across two levels and a mezzanine platform, the working area balances between the steepness of the space, reinforced by the large roof, and an intimate, warm atmosphere created by the use of wood.uenoa tops japanese office building with three-dimensional timber roof

 

 

the three-dimensional roof shape is formed by connecting flat trusses made of laminated timber with a triangular CLT panels. by adopting a CLT panel for fastening flat trusses, it is possible to avoid complicated processing of joints and joining by hardware, and to enable a rational method of pre-cutting at the factory and on-site screw joining. in addition, CLT panels, which are often used on walls and floors and have a heavy impression, attribute a lightweight character to the roof. uenoa tops japanese office building with three-dimensional timber roof

project info:

 

name: synegic office building

architect: uenoa /yoshinori hasegawa, fumie horikoshi

location: tomiya city, miyagi prefecture, japan

structure engineer: holzstr +KMC

landscape designer: SFG landscape architects

built area: 580 m²

total floor area: 900 m²

number of floors: 2 floors above ground

structure: wooden (CLT)

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