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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.

Community-minded Share House + IT office ”COCREA” in Hitachi, Japan by bews

 
March 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source:  bews

Share-house”COCREA” began from a dream of “a place where all gather” of local activities circle HEMHEM of Ibaraki Christian University.

Street side approach to entrance and texture of domestic cedar, Image Courtesy © bews

Street side approach to entrance and texture of domestic cedar, Image Courtesy © bews

  • Architects: bews
  • Project: Community-minded Share House + IT office ”COCREA”
  • Location: Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Satoshi Asakawa 
  • Structural Engineer: Jun Sato (Adviser)
  • Facility Engineer: Comodo equipment planning
  • Contractor: sansyu kensetsu Kogyo
  • Area: 407.54 sqm
  • Project year: 2013~2015

night view, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

night view, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Youth and local enterprises, the inhabitants of the Ibaraki north area, shares the base of activities for regional contribution, here. It is managed by Unicast Inc. that is an IT venture company from Ibaraki University.

Deck terrace of the cluster valley,Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Deck terrace of the cluster valley,Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

View of roof and sky, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

View of roof and sky, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

The architectural design is mixes of a house and of a base of local activities.

-Cluster (looks like  Boomerang shape)  as units of life activity and structrure

Office spce and residence space are mixed in this building.

It means to be mixed  public space and Private space.

T-shape structural wall and tunnel terrace, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

T-shape structural wall and tunnel terrace, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Roof cutting the sky, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Roof cutting the sky, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Three clusters(two of them are sharehouse, and one of them is office) are located while making the gap space that becomes a public space.

It will be lively place for everyone. And also,there are small crevice (but high-ceiling) in the each cluster. Here will be a place of small exchanges and life for  people who live in the cluster.

Roof shape such as windmill.Over view of the pacific Ocean, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Roof shape such as windmill.Over view of the pacific Ocean, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Volume to blend into the surrounding streets, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Volume to blend into the surrounding streets, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

In this way,we designed various space by building units called  cluster so that they are multiplied naturally .

-Form by  the wind

This architecture are focused on site-specific climate. The element of them is especially  wind. We decided the arrangement of  this building as to capture  the wind   by simulation.

bright atrium workspace, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

bright atrium workspace, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

horizontal window is bent 120-degree, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

horizontal window is bent 120-degree, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

The environment design utilized the coastal climate climate, as well as a learn house of a contemporary Eco life.

The used amount of energy are visualizing on the shared monitor so that everyone is aware of the energy conservation.

Appearance that uses a lot of domestic cedar  looks like nostalgic appearance.

Independent structural wall of 1st and 2nd Floor, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Independent structural wall of 1st and 2nd Floor, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Ping-pong table, which also serves as a meeting table in the multipurpose room, Image Courtesy © bews

Ping-pong table, which also serves as a meeting table in the multipurpose room, Image Courtesy © bews

Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Public living for everyone and Odd-shaped island kitchen, Image Courtesy © bews

Public living for everyone and Odd-shaped island kitchen, Image Courtesy © bews

The entrance pouring natural light, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

The entrance pouring natural light, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Large Public living for everyone and Small bench corner, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Large Public living for everyone and Small bench corner, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

View from the three stage windows at Semi-public space of the cluster, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

View from the three stage windows at Semi-public space of the cluster, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Flooring of natural domestic chestnut. The small steps is devided the space gradually, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Flooring of natural domestic chestnut. The small steps is devided the space gradually, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Poursing sun light from the top light on the kitchen, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Poursing sun light from the top light on the kitchen, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Semi-public space that is gathering some function of life, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Semi-public space that is gathering some function of life, Image Courtesy © Satoshi Asakawa

Section-1, Image Courtesy © bews

Section-1, Image Courtesy © bews

Section-2, Image Courtesy © bews

Section-2, Image Courtesy © bews

Continuous elevational view of interior, Image Courtesy © bews

Continuous elevational view of interior, Image Courtesy © bews

plan 9, Image Courtesy © bews

Image Courtesy © bews

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