Architects: Satoru Hirota Architects
Photography: Atsushi Nakamichi, Satoru Hirota Architects
Location: Tochigi, Japan
GaW (Glass and Whitewall) is the headquarters and warehouse for an environmental equipment company in Tochigi, Japan. This building has been designed by Tokyo-based studio Satoru Hirota Architects.
This building has been designed with four clear objectives in mind:
Nordic sense of simple, clean interior and white colors space has become a refreshing and placed the furniture and lighting fixtures. It like to work in a resort location.
First floor is work space: office and president’s room, etc. Second floor is reception space: reception room and lounge, meeting booth, etc. Third floor is event space: main conference room and small conference room, etc. Void of entrance ties them.
Look south and the east side make the area of the opening few, and suppress temperature rise by shooting on the day of summer. The curtain wall of facing north and the west side is all aspects by double-glazed glass (12mm + air12mm + 12mm).
Exterior: design reduces contamination to a low-pollution type antifouling paint Glass: process by applying an antifouling coating photocatalyst is weather-resistant sealant are used to enhance the durability of members.