Architects: Shuhei Endo
Location: Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan
Structure System: Suspended Steel Sheet
Project year: 2005
Principal use: Public Lavatory
Site Area: 580 sqm
Constructed Area: 103 sqm
Photographs: Shuhei Endo
This work of architecture consists of a single flat steel sheet made of anticorrosive steel. Truss-shaped structural walls composed of 25mm-thick steel sheet have been set at the right and left ends, and a catenary curve made of 16mm- thick steel sheet spans the 20m gap between these support points.
Toilet booths have been set in the open space obtained below. The outer faces of the right and left walls, upon which the roof has been placed, and inclined toward each other, and during construction the shapes were fixed and joined after they had twisted and warped under the effects of gravity.