GaW / Satoru Hirota Architects

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Architect: Satoru Hirota Architects – Satoru Hirota
Location: Tochigi,
Structural Design: Cremona Institute / Masahiro Shirasu
Machinery Design: Ymo / Hiroyuki Yamada
Contractor: Maruyama Kogyo / Hitoshi Akutsu + Katsuaki Ito
Interior Coordination: Ozone / Miki Sakamoto
Total Floor Area: 1,094.05 sqm
Year of Completion: 2010
Photographers: Atsushi Nakamichi, Satoru Hirota Architects

© Atsushi Nakamichi

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

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.

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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).

elevation

Maintenance
Exterior: design reduces contamination to a low-pollution type antifouling paint
Glass: process by applying an antifouling coating photocatalyst is weather-resistant sealant are used to enhance the durability of members.

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