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Sakae Aromatic / aoydesign

  • Architects: aoydesign
  • Location: Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Structural Engineering Design: G.Design
  • Facility Engineering Design: ZO consulting engineers
  • Sign Design: Gaku Yamada
  • Constructor: Fujiki Komuten Co., Ltd
  • Area: 1576.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Yuichi Higurashi, Courtesy of aoydesign

© Yuichi Higurashi Courtesy of aoydesign © Yuichi Higurashi © Yuichi Higurashi

From the architect. This project is a factory and laboratory of a fragrance manufacturing company. The building was designed as aesthetically as possible to avoid a plant with high and wide walls, with a mysterious existence like Black Box to the city.

Courtesy of aoydesign
Courtesy of aoydesign

Placed the entrance to the building is a sign that describes the flavor being produced inside. On the 2nd floor, the laboratory has buffer zones with expand-metal screen-walls, which connect with not only the inside and outside but also the working staff and the passersby.

© Yuichi Higurashi
© Yuichi Higurashi
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