Japan 2017INIAD HUB-1 Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation and Design, Toyo University
This campus in Akabanedai is dedicated to Toyo University’s new faculty focusing on the theme of IoT. Professor Ken Sakamura, who heads the Department of Information Networking for Innovation and Design (INIAD), is known as the leader of ubiquitous computing.
We aimed to create the most cutting-edge IoT campus in the world, and sought ways to translate the free and open environment of ubiquitous computing into architecture. One of them was the design for the façade, which was realized with aluminum panels on which patterns of wood are directly printed. The panels are given a new type of texture, and are set randomly as though particles have been scattered around. They also function as sunlight control and the cover for the ventilation facility outside. The printed pattern on the panels has become effective in creating a warm and human atmosphere for the campus, too.