SEE SEA Park / Osamu Morishita Architect & Associates
Textual content description supplied by the architects. On the finish of the summer season of 2019, I visited Ohi-town in Fukui prefecture, surrounded by the soothing sounds of Higurashi (clear-toned)cicada. The positioning is situated on well-maintained coastal reclaimed land and is on the spatial circulate connecting the ocean and the mountainous space. Heat however humid, mushy, light air wrapped me up. The idea thought was to create a cushty setting the place individuals may collect. This venture was chosen by way of a contest held by the native authorities. The primary requirement of the proposal was to develop a “problem store, and so on.” the place individuals can innovate and develop new companies.
It is very important fascinate and draw individuals to the structure, however we by no means intend to create particular distinctive “shapes” which catch the human eye, however we attempt to create a distinction of density by gathering homogeneous spatial models. By doing so, variety shall be created inside the order. I wished to create a type of place the place rural non-public homes accumulate in a village and create a beautiful spatial density with the topography, creating such a powerful but timeless place that’s accustomed to the actions of individuals.
Buildings take up and retailer photo voltaic power and generally launch warmth. As well as, in sync with the thermal situation of the earth, there’s a unit that holds the air within the higher layer. The ambiance on the earthen flooring that when existed in a Japanese conventional home is evenly reproduced in fashionable instances. As a substitute of a tiled roof that has a big warmth capability or a thatched roof that holds air, an accumulation of the “Items” composed of air plenty lined with clear ETFE (fluoropolymer movie), like a down jacket. It exchanges power with the surface and stabilizes the interior setting of the decrease layer. Daylight shall be subtle inside by way of a structural prism consisting of cedar louvers, filling the inside setting with a spherical gentle.
Moderately than the traditional energy-saving concept that secures an setting remoted from the surface with extremely insulated and hermetic partitions utilizing mechanical gear, we intention for an open-type, light environmental management that connects to not solely the pure ambiance but additionally surrounding tradition. The “Unit” is a fundamental construction that embraces air, however on the similar time, it additionally composes a versatile truss that helps a big area and expands endlessly. They are going to be related perennially, however beneath the, the actions of numerous individuals will blossom.
Incorporating the metaphor of a home into the composition, we intend to create an area that makes individuals really feel open and acquainted. A random geometric sample is created by the composition of the roof, which consists of 72 models, 15 timber, and the skylights of ETFE. The built-in monocoque membrane floor covers your complete roof floor. ETFE has nearly no insulation efficiency, however it additionally performs a task in radiating warmth gathered within the unit to the environment. Even with a down jacket, the outer pores and skin that wraps the feathers (=air plenty) could be very skinny, so power is stocked and breathed by way of it.