Aron R&D Center / Osamu Morishita

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Architects: Osamu Morishita
Location: Shinpou, Toukai,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Tamotsu Kurumada, Courtesy of

Project Area: 6,346.53 sqm
Site Area: 22,523.21 sqm
Total Floor Area: 7,039.15 sqm

At first, we aimed to create the Architectural Order like Cloud Computing. An Architecture which can transform own spaces freely will apply to any requirement.

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Aron is the corporation producing articles from plastic, for example pipes for buildings, objects for elders care, some materials for another articles and so on. This facility is expected to gather various functions from their old Laboratories, and to provide a place to create new ideas and to heighten their sensitivity with brainstorms. The site is located along Nagoya Bay where huge industries like Toyota gathering.

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We designed any part of this architecture for specified purpose not for any use. Today people desire real space on the Architectures against virtual network. Each parts of this architecture are connected with each other through Hexagonal Towers under simple structural order, like networks on the internet or synapses of the brain. This structure makes it possible to transform and extend spaces as its purpose when needed. All towers have routes of lighting and ventilation, and green space.

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Using nature energy enabled the equipment system to make indoor environment comfortable and save energy.

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  • The semi-passive solar system by double structures of large roofs.
  • The radiant air conditioner under flooring using heat reservoirs.
  • The cooling system of thermal storage stone wall.
  • Use of rainwater.
  • The Green court and Towers plants cool surrounding air and make comfortable flows.
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These systems make the best use of natural energy and each equipment can responds flexibly with the seasons.

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Cite: "Aron R&D Center / Osamu Morishita" 17 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=264413>