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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.

CC4441 in Torigoe, Taitō, Tokyo, Japan by Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

 
June 7th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

This site is located at Torigoe which is between Asakusa and Akihabara. Here is the old downtown area; there are many small factories for like leather product, paper craft and ornament. Client wants his small office and his wife is going to operate small gallery in this area.

We imagined the second-hand containers be put on this area, Thinking to worn-out container would be fitted to these small factories.

Second floor is office. Client opens hatch and take fresh air into the room,  Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Second floor is office. Client opens hatch and take fresh air into the room,
Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

  • Architects: Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects
  • Project:  CC4441
  • Location: Torigoe, Taitō, Tokyo, Japan
  • Category: Office, Gallery
  • Client: Endosho-ten
  • Structural Engineer: Ejiri Structural Engineers
  • Construction: C3 design
  • Site Area: 54.59 sqm
  • Covered Area: 28.82 sqm
  • Total Area: 36.66 sqm
  • Stories: 2F 1F: 19.55sqm / 2F: 17.11sqm
  • Coverage Ratio: 52.79“iof 80“j
  • Area Ratio: 67.16“iof 500“j
  • Max Height: 5,874mm
  • Ceiling Height: 2,400mm

The hatches can be closed from inside, easy to control security,  Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

The hatches can be closed from inside, easy to control security,
Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

40ft (12m) marine container has one hatch on the gable side and normally picked up from outside. If be able to open the hatch from inside, inside activities will connect to downtown. We have proposed open building that information can be transmitted from inside.

Ground floor open to downtown, this space will be used as event space, gallery space,  Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Ground floor open to downtown, this space will be used as event space, gallery space,
Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

We carefully planned the direction of hatches, cut two containers and stacked it.

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) marine containers that circulate widely in the world are not allowed to be used as the main structure; because Japanese Building Standards Act requires the JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards) materials for structure.

Depending on the application, people can use it close or open,  Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Depending on the application, people can use it close or open,
Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Therefore, other than temporary art space and disaster shelter, Architects choose the container house with outside-steel-frame, or making efakef container house which fits JIS in the Japanese Building Standards Act.

Upper floor container makes roof courtyard,  Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Upper floor container makes roof courtyard,
Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

In this project, to save the worn-out container’s appearance, we built a timber frame inside and treated the container as skin, the timber as structure. Not only making elegal container housef, but also safety structure resists the earthquakes.
With this method, we are thinking to possibility reducing the scrap marine containers; that are said excessive stock in the world market.

Office in second floor. 2 stories office needs no handrail in Japanese regulation,  Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Office in second floor. 2 stories office needs no handrail in Japanese regulation,
Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Back side wall was patched up with reuse container steel,  Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Back side wall was patched up with reuse container steel,
Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Gallery-2 space has sliding door and connect to roof courtyard,  Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Gallery-2 space has sliding door and connect to roof courtyard,
Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Backside,  Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Backside,
Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

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