GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2007

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン金賞

Award-winning item
retrofit
Domain/Category
Architecture and Environment Design - Architecture Design
Company
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Award Number
07B01059
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2007

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Outline

As a building originally designed before the revised Building Standards Act in 1971, this structure posed a risk of collapsing if a major earthquake caused shear failure on the second floor, where there are fewer walls. For this reason, it earned a seismic index of 0.26 lengthwise, far short of the target value of 0.7. Conventional seismic retrofitting that involves adding structural frames often has a negative impact on building appearance. Instead, this structural design project also involved adding an integrated fa_ade to give the building a new look.

Date of Release
2006/3/31
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