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GaW / Satoru Hirota Architects

  • Architects: Satoru Hirota Architects
  • Location: Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
  • Project Architect: Satoru Hirota
  • Structural Design : Cremona Institute / Masahiro Shirasu
  • Machinery Design : Ymo / Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Contractor: Maruyama Kogyo / Hitoshi Akutsu + Katsuaki Ito
  • Interior Coordination: Ozone / Miki Sakamoto
  • Area: 1094.05 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Satoru Hirota, Atsushi Nakamichi

© Atsushi Nakamichi © Satoru Hirota © Satoru Hirota © Atsushi Nakamichi

From the architect. Resort Office

Nordic sense of simple, clean interior and white colors space has become a refreshing and placed the furniture and lighting fixtures. It like to work in a resort location.

© Satoru Hirota
© Satoru Hirota

Functionality

First floor is work space: office and president's room, etc. Second floor is reception space: reception room and lounge, meeting booth, etc. Third floor is event space: main conference room and small conference room, etc. Void of entrance ties them.

first floor plan
first floor plan

Energy Conservation

Look south and the east side make the area of the opening few, and suppress temperature rise by shooting on the day of summer. The curtain wall of facing north and the west side is all aspects by double-glazed glass (12mm + air12mm + 12mm).

© Satoru Hirota
© Satoru Hirota

Maintenance

Exterior: design reduces contamination to a low-pollution type antifouling paint

© Atsushi Nakamichi
© Atsushi Nakamichi

Glass: process by applying an antifouling coating photocatalyst is weather-resistant sealant are used to enhance the durability of members. 

© Satoru Hirota
© Satoru Hirota
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