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Showroom H / Akihisa Hirata

  • 01:00 - 10 November, 2008
Showroom H / Akihisa Hirata
Showroom H / Akihisa Hirata

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects

    Akihisa Hirata
  • Program

    Showroom, Office
  • Area

    824.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. This is the building for a showroom exhibiting small agricultural equipments.

I tried to create a place similar to natural environment in an artificial way. People are invited to go deep into the continuity without whole view, where they can find different spread of things in every minute.

This architecture is made by a very simple operation arranging a 5m grid of concrete walls, slicing them diagonally.

However, these diagonal openings create completely different order from "horizontal and vertical". In a sense, each inclined line contains infinite degree in between "open" and "close", so that we can feel complex effects of 3-dimentional combination of these lines, which remind us some kinds of natural environments as forest.

I intended to make a continuous space, using the way as clear as possible, where one can feel diverse distances, and a space close to human body with 3-dimentional dynamism.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Showroom H / Akihisa Hirata" 10 Nov 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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nasip · September 14, 2016

So clear and the facade also giving depth, how elegant design, no word to say..

Rajan Reddy · December 02, 2011

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phu · December 01, 2011

the light is very interesting,a strange project

Felipe Felix · May 02, 2011

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Mr Rotovator! · April 28, 2010

Slightly off the subject maybe, and we all understand that keen gardeners are told from all angles to be green, but it's also crucial that you think about people cost. For example, a few brands of rotovators may be made with child labor in the Far East. So PLEASE consider the source of your rotovator is coming from when you make a purchase. A cultivator made in the US may not be the cheapest, but it's a very important choice.

alex · September 26, 2010 01:07 PM

^ US factories, that lead to a disproportionate amount of the world's co2 emissions? Yes, we should all be green and buy from the US! 'may be made with child labor' - you're clutching at straws Mr Rotovator.

and great looking project

cosby · October 26, 2009

this is just ............. dont even know what to say

FLW · October 25, 2009

I looked at the first picture and i knew it was in Japan,


josep · August 07, 2009

Beautiful building! I don't have a garden but if I pass thru I will one of those machines every time!

sravani · July 07, 2009

its beautiful but i dont see the relation between the building and what its been constructed for.
if it were something like a car showroom,now that would be kick-ass!!

Komalantz · June 05, 2009

I like this concept so much! I'd love to see it in a larger scale project.

Well done!

paco · November 11, 2008

Este proyectó es genial.
Ya se esta notando la cueva era del diseño japonés.

dredd · November 11, 2008

The sharpness,and the hard edges -like the knives of the lawnmowers -are the relation!

Hamster · November 11, 2008

Beauuutifuuul concept!
not so good resolution
and a crazy client!

(I don´t see a relation between the machinery they sell and the space proposed)

Rafal · March 25, 2016 01:30 PM

So... a space like this should be used for selling expensive stuff or art, is that what u want to say? :)

roadkill · November 11, 2008

very simple and nice concept... maybe not great use of space but i am not complaining

Musser · November 10, 2008


Hong-Hua · November 10, 2008

Very simple, very beautiful


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