The office of a company running recycling business in Fukuoka. Office space using a natural energy and the recycling material that expanded the image of the company of the recycling business was requested and suggested work space of the natural day-light. The office uses translucency material for all of the roof and an southern outer wall to make lighting. The work space can keep illumination only in soft natural light in the daytime by scattering it by a wickerwork(-formed basket)without depending on artificial illumination. The outer wall uses hollow materials of polycarbonate with the insulation performance, the roof uses an insulation material of the translucency under the transparent halving roof. They reduce thermal load to the building inside while making lighting. The weaving like a wickerwork pattern assumes the bamboo work which is a local traditional craft in this area a motif. The wickerwork recycles the old cedar which was unexploited in the warehouse of the builder firm which runs the wood business and begins to slice and knit it.
In landscape plant lined, the outer appearance was made simple to combine scale and texture. On the other hand, the inner space of a comfortable tree basket spreads out when you enter, and the contrasting relationship between the inside and outside are made. Because the outer wall is made with semitransparent outer wall materials, wickerwork is projected on the outer wall through a transparent material in the night. It is the scenery which is beautiful like a lamp with a paper shade. This area is dotted with greenhouses of electric illumination chrysanthemum and it is night scenes in concert with them.
Office space using a natural energy and the recycling material that expanded the image of the company of the recycling business was requested and suggested work space of the natural light from the slits surrounded by wickerwork. The wickerwork recycles the old cedar which was unexploited in the warehouse of the builder firm which runs the wood business and begins to slice and knit it.
The delicate and thin steel framework became possible by using a simple rigid frame structure. By finishing wickerwork is fitted into Shin-Kabe( wall with exposed timber pillars) between the frame and the frame, which creates a beautiful wickerwork with the rhythm of the structure. In addition, Although 40% of the energy used in the office in general is a lighting energy, in this office ,the roof has a transparent polycarbonate roof of the entire surface, by spreading in wickerwork the light through the insulation with a light-transmitting performance and meets a soft natural light inside.
In this region, Bamboo work is a traditional craft, basket woven bamboo is particularly famous. The wickerwork made by the recycled material was realized while getting the advice by the craftsman of the bamboo work.
Photographer: Kai Nakamura