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2005

Good Design Award

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Award-winning item
Gallery in Kiyosato
Domain/Category
Architecture and Environment Design - Architecture Design
Company
Satoshi Okada architects (Japan)
Design Institute for Architecture & Environment (Japan)
Award Number
05B01074
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2005

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Outline

This building was designed to be a 'Guest house with an attached art gallery'. The construction method involved placing several prefabricated boat-shaped shells at the construction site, and then creating a space by connecting them with a roof. From a structural standpoint, one characteristic of the curved shell construction is its resistance to horizontal stress (a result which has been experimentally confirmed). The boat-shaped structural elements are used to enclose stairways, toilets and other functions. We have named our method the "CSS (Container Structure System)". CSS can be used with wood or steel frame construction where prefabrication is most convenient, and it allows 3-dimensional curved surfaces to be created easily, making it possible to build spaces of various shapes at low cost.

Producer

Lisa Okada, Principal, Satoshi Okada architects

Director

Satoshi Okada, associate professor, University of Shiga Prefecture

Designer

architect: Satoshi Okada, associate professor, University of Shiga Prefecture structural designer: Hirokazu Touki, associate professor, University of Shiga Prefecture

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More information

http://www.okada-archi.com

Date of Release
2005/4/1
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