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Cube Tube in Jinhua / SAKO Architects

  • 01:00 - 9 June, 2012
Cube Tube in Jinhua / SAKO Architects
Cube Tube in Jinhua / SAKO Architects, © Misae Hiromatsu
© Misae Hiromatsu

© Misae Hiromatsu © Misae Hiromatsu © Misae Hiromatsu © Misae Hiromatsu +21

‘CUBE TUBE’ consists of an office building and a restaurant building in the new Economic Development Zone in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province. As the entrance of the EDZ, there was a strong requirement for the buildings to act as the landmark in this area. Most buildings around this place are based on style. To make a contrast, we wanted to design something as simple as two blocks. ‘CUBE TUBE’ came from this simple idea. One is 32 meters square office Building, named ‘CUBE’. And the other is 55 meters square restaurant building named ‘TUBE’. They are placed in a grid area with hundreds of trees.

© Misae Hiromatsu
© Misae Hiromatsu

‘CUBE’ is a central core typed office building with ninth floors. The client requested that the working areas should be individual; the building had to be airiness and had to have good natural lighting in the central part of the building. The first request is not difficult. However, the other two requests conflict with general forms. In order to achieve the client demand, we designed corridors, like a ‘cross’ cutting the central building to parts. The corridors connected to the terraces installed on each side, East, West, South and North. Therefore, we managed to let wind and light brought into the centre of the building.

© Misae Hiromatsu
© Misae Hiromatsu

There are three sizes of terraces. We used varies heights and widths to make them different. The terraces are placed randomly to make a complex and rich pattern in the ‘CUBE’.

© Misae Hiromatsu
© Misae Hiromatsu

Aluminum panel covers the outside walls of ‘CUBE’. Transparent, grey and black colours of glass are adopted for the ‘TUBE’. Randomly placed terraces lessen the effects of the floor slabs to articulate the facade, thereby emphasizing the simple forms of the Cube and the Tube. All of these factors make the two simple blocks become a landmark facility in this area.

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A square module with 550mm a side is applied for furniture, fittings, the surface and the outdoor facilities. The number 550mm is induced from the half height of the handrail. This module connects everyone related and plays the role of a common language.

© Misae Hiromatsu
© Misae Hiromatsu
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Cube Tube in Jinhua / SAKO Architects" 09 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/241038/cube-tube-in-jinhua-sako-architects/>
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Thien Phuc · October 03, 2012

It's too messy...both outside and inside,I think

rohin sher · July 13, 2012

This one looks fun and reminded me of SpongeBob SquarePants.... Although they probably spent a lot of money on... http://t.co/X8U063rA

Timothy · June 14, 2012

We are the Borg... resistance is futile?

hook el · June 13, 2012

The japanese copy japanese ....

Patricia Barcala D. · June 12, 2012

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MHA · June 11, 2012

The Chinese copying anything and everything they can. R e s p e c t people!

HH · June 12, 2012 01:13 AM

Based on SAKO's website, this is a Japanese design firm.

projsul · June 11, 2012

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M N · June 11, 2012

I think it is very annoying !

Sana's school is elaborately designed.Horizontal and vertical surfaces in this school are in perfect harmony .

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Yenifer · June 11, 2012

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tetsu1 · June 10, 2012

that's definetly a copy from SANAA. A bad copy, if I can say it...

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anon11 · June 09, 2012

Zollverein school much?

Simon · June 09, 2012

When they say great architects steal, i dont think they mean this literally. Not nearly as interesting as Sanaa's building.

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Malachie Z · June 09, 2012

It's just copying SANAA's school project, yet looks much cheaper and boring. It's just materialization of a premature sketchup model. Even the first-year architecture student could do a better job.

VL · June 09, 2012

Give it a more creative try......

courbusier · June 09, 2012

It reminds me of SANAA

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Antje Pasinga · June 09, 2012

cube cheese

Leo · June 09, 2012

That is just an excessive amount of windows.

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