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NASCA Co., Ltd.
Nihonchusha Bldg. 4F 3-15-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo JAPAN 162-0052

T 03-5272-4808 F 03-5272-4021

Hachioji research institute for Nissin Foods the WAVE

Hachioji,Tokyo,Japan

Architect obuaki Furuya + NASCA / Design Architect
Usage Institute
Structure S+SRC
Size 2F
Site area 86,768㎡
Area 11,486㎡
Completion 2013.11
Award First Prize, Invited Design Competition for Nissin Food Institute at Hachioji 2009/Dood Design Award 2014/BCS Award 2016
Publishing GA JAPAN128

I have proposed a design in which the building, as that of a world-famous food maker, converses with the land and matches the surrounding environment. The exterior of the building, with the louvers in mirror finish place all around, reflects the landscape around it so that the building itself is dressed in the seasonal skies and the soil. The louvers function as a device which reduces the environmental burden inside the room throughout the year.

It was integrated into something like a large single room which is rather large for a building, while making each zone (the comprehensive food research institute, the laboratory, and the food safety research institute) properly independent.

Photos: Asakawa Satoshi