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a reflective zig-zag façade clads OHArchitecture’s factory in awaji, japan

with a design that aims to blend into the surrounding landscape, OHArchitecture has realized a new factory building on awaji island in japan. built on a site close to the sea, the huge steel structure is wrapped in a skin of silvery material, which works to reflect the natural environment – the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other.

a reflective zig-zag façade clads OHArchitecture's factory in awaji, japan designboom

view of the factory from a nearby mountain

all images courtesy of OHArchitecture

 

 

a monumental steel frame, measuring w48m x l27m x h20m makes up the primary structure of the new factory. the large scale of the trusses and cross-beams allow for a massive unobstructed indoor space. the beams and trusses have also been rotated by the architect by 45°, resulting in a form of zig-zagging pleats being created on two sides of the building. 

a reflective zig-zag façade clads OHArchitecture's factory in awaji, japan designboom

view of the side elevation 

 

 

inside the factory, the space within the pleats is not wasted as it is utilized to store equipment, while outside, the jagged shape forms the character of the architectural intervention. the architect specified SUS445 to clad the steel skeleton to reflect not only the scenery around the site, but to also reflect the company’s work, which processes SUS stainless steel plates. the entire construction of the factory in awaji took just half a year to complete. 

a reflective zig-zag façade clads OHArchitecture's factory in awaji, japan designboom

close up view of the zig-zagged profile

a reflective zig-zag façade clads OHArchitecture's factory in awaji, japan designboom

the profile mirrors the mountain landscape

a reflective zig-zag façade clads OHArchitecture's factory in awaji, japan designboom

the steel frame measures w48m x l27m x h20m

a reflective zig-zag façade clads OHArchitecture's factory in awaji, japan designboom

interior view

a reflective zig-zag façade clads OHArchitecture's factory in awaji, japan designboom

the façade is illuminated at night

a reflective zig-zag façade clads OHArchitecture's factory in awaji, japan designboom

view of the factory at night

 

 

project info:

 

project name: factory in awaji

location: awaji, japan

architect: OHArchitecture

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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