|Suita, Osaka, Japan
Construction: 1968 - 1970
Site Area: 1,000m²
Building Area: 298m²
Total Floor Area: 1,237.6m²
Structure: Steel Structure
1 Basement Stories + 4 Stories
The four-floor framework of the upper structure is composed of steel pipes, forming. It forms a tree structure stretching out in all directions.
This structure is characterized with its potential to extend, or replicate horizontally and vertically depending on necessity.
An investigation of structure, whether a structure can expand, shrink, or reduce depending on necessity, in other words, a search for architecture of Metabolism is suggested.
The upper structure was fully prefabricated and it took only 6 days to build the whole five-storey structure including the floors, windows, roof, and tower.
Steel pipe units play a main role in this work. Twelve curved steel pipes are attached to each other to form a cross horizontally and vertically. A steel panel is welded to the curved part that is a center of the cross, turning pipes into a unit.