©Mitsumasa Fujitsuka

Japan 2006Kure City Ondo Civic Center


The site looks down the calm Inland Sea of Japan and has a water conduit within. Its landscape consists of the ridgeline of the mountains and islands faced with the surface of the sea. For materials, the unit system of traditional tile-roofing (plain rectangular tile and hollow semicircular tile are used alternately) technique was applied to the louvers to stress plasticity. In the external wall the use of wood weight in the siding boards was partially omitted so that it could accent three-dimensional expression.

Team Minoru Yokoo, Shuji Achiha Construction Konoike Construction Cooperation Oak Structural Design Facility P.T.Morimura & Associates Publication DETAIL 2011/07 No.189 , Nikkei Architecture 2008/10/13 No.885 , GA JAPAN 91 , Shinkenchiku 2008/03 No.83 , JA : The Japan Architect 2005/Autumun Photography ©︎ Mitsumasa Fujitsuka