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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.

Light-Light Shelter in Yaizu, Japan by Mount Fuji Architects Studio

 
March 9th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Mount Fuji Architects Studio

This is a delicatessen store built in poor ambient environment. Walls of neighboring house surround three side of it. And the only side free from the dominant wall is facing north. In order to place many kitchen instruments, we were obliged to create much floor space, making the most of the small budget and small plot of land.

Image Courtesy Mount Fuji Architects Studio

  • Architects: Mount Fuji Architects Studio
  • Project: Light-Light Shelter
  • Location: Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Function: Delica-Shop
  • Site area: 122.31m2
  • Building area: 97.10m2
  • Total floor area: 86.13m2
  • Number of stories: 1
  • Building height: 3.6m
  • Structural system: steel frame
  • Major materials: silicate calcium board, exterior=interior

Image Courtesy Mount Fuji Architects Studio

My answer to this challenge was to create well-lighted, strong, thin-walled architecture by apposing 4 HP curve shell units. Each unit has crooked roof, just as you see right now in this picture.

We used the same technique as the one used for XXXX to strengthen the structure. What makes this work unique is its HP curve shell roof.

Image Courtesy Mount Fuji Architects Studio

Sunlight is gathered with curved HP roof, comes in through the triangle-shaped slits, reflected by curved HP ceiling and throws a soft light all over the room. At night, the light thrown by lighting equipments without shades is reflected by the same curved HP ceiling and illuminates the room efficiently. In addition to its original role as a structure that creates interior space, this architecture serves as a huge lampshade itself.

 

Image Courtesy Mount Fuji Architects Studio

There’s no boundary between architecture and lighting equipment here. Eliminating it was a mighty solvency that meets so many requirements.

Image Courtesy Mount Fuji Architects Studio

Image Courtesy Mount Fuji Architects Studio

Image Courtesy Mount Fuji Architects Studio

Image Courtesy Mount Fuji Architects Studio

Image Courtesy Mount Fuji Architects Studio

Image Courtesy Mount Fuji Architects Studio

 

Site area:122.31m2

Building area:97.10m2

total floor area:86.13m2

number of stories:1

building height:3.6m

Structural system: steel frame

Major materials: silicate calcium board, exterior=interior

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