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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Looptecture Fukura in Minamiawaji, Japan by Endo Shuhei Architect designed using Vectorworks

March 25th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

The function of this architecture is security and controlling all the floodgates located at port of Fukura, enlighten dangerous of the Tsunami for tourists, and use as a place of refuge in case of the Tsunami warning. For these reasons, ensure to keep the spaces of necessary and viewpoint for watching all over the port, also rational shape and structure to against of Tsunami and the drift came after disaster are necessary.

View form North

  • Architect: Endo Shuhei Architect
  • Project: Looptecture Fukura
  • Location: Minamiawaji-city, Hyogo-pref. Japan
  • Completion: March 2010
  • Principal use: Fukura Port Tsunami Disaster Prevention Station
  • Structure System: Steel
  • Extent: 2 stories
  • Site Area: 8,502m2
  • Building Area: 310m2
  • Total Floor Area: 376m2
  • Client: Hyogo- Prefecture
  • Design Period: March 2007 – February 2009
  • Construction Period: March 2009 – March 2010
  • Design / construction supervision: Endo Shuhei Architect Institute
  • Structure: Hirokazu Toki, S3 Associates / Ichiro Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Kamijima
  • Landscape: Takeda Planning and Design Office / Shiro Takeda, Yukako Iwata
  • Contractor: Moricho Corporation
  • Photography: Yoshiharu Matsumura
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Interior view (Disaster learning room)

Main floor is placed higher level than assumed height of tsunami and opening the ground level floor allowed when waves passing through. Make the outside wall curved as efficient form to disperse stress. This form consists of 7.3m width belt (curved wall); continuous arcs are constructer and crossing by 6 different center of circle. Consequently, these arcs are closing at the same point both start and finish.

Interior view (Staircase)

Roof floor

Eye level view form Sea

Eye level view form East

Eye level view form West

Aerial view

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Categories: Tsunami Disaster Prevention Station, Vectorworks

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