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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-city, Japan by Endo Shuhei Architect Institute

 
June 21st, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Endo Shuhei Architect Institute

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.

Images Courtesy Yoshiharu Matsumura

  • Architect: Endo Shuhei Architect Institute
  • Project name: Looptecture Fukura
  • Location: Minamiawaji-city, Hyogo-pref. Japan
  • Building Facility: Tsunami Disaster Preventive Control Center
  • Completion: March 2010
  • Photographer: Yoshiharu Matsumura, EndoShuheiArchitects

Bird eye View (Images Courtesy Yoshiharu Matsumura)

  • Structure System: Steel
  • Extent: 2 stories
  • Site Area: 8,502m2
  • Building Area: 310m2
  • Total Floor Area: 376m2
  • Structure: Hirokazu Toki, S3 Associates / Ichiro Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Kamijima
  • Landscape: Takeda Planning and Design Office / Shiro Takeda, Yukako Iwata

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Yoshiharu Matsumura)

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.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Yoshiharu Matsumura)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Yoshiharu Matsumura)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Yoshiharu Matsumura)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Yoshiharu Matsumura)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Yoshiharu Matsumura)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Yoshiharu Matsumura)

Interior View (Images Courtesy Yoshiharu Matsumura)

Images Courtesy Endo Shuhei Architects

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