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The Cannery of Nitto Food Company

Sagae,Yamagata Japanese

Design: 1964
Completion: 1964
Total Floor Area: 2,393m²
Structure: 1 Storey, Steel Tube Unit Structure

Design Concept

The cubic spatial modules (cell units) were prefabricated as steel pipe latticed structures off-site to as large a size as economically possible. All systems of growth which compose the architectural space defined by the production lines and production scales are concentrated as nodes at the upper end of the X-section beams and supported on vertical columns.
Head of columns specially designed for future extension, representing architecture of metabolism and recycling.
This idea of metabolism was applied to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in 1999.