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CONSTRUCTION DETAILS

CONSTRUCTIONDETAILS

Mediatheque Centre, Sendai

Architects: Toyo Ito & Associates, Tokyo

It conceive a piece of townscape, with its transparent main façade, its free layout and the clear stratification of the various floor levels lend the building a quality of permeability and openess. The media centre houses a number of civic amenities, including library, two galleries, an information centre for the disabled, and a multimedia library with an ancillary cinema, as well as seminar rooms and a café.

centre for the disabled, and a multimedia library with an ancillary cinema, as well as seminar
centre for the disabled, and a multimedia library with an ancillary cinema, as well as seminar
centre for the disabled, and a multimedia library with an ancillary cinema, as well as seminar
Façade The glazed double skin extends up over the edges of the structural floor slabs.
Façade The glazed double skin extends up over the edges of the structural
floor slabs. The outer skin consist of clear or translucent glazing and opaque
aluminium panels. Some area such as staircase is laid out in a series of straight
flights and screened by a layer of vertical metal strips. The open, grid-like
coverings over the service structures on the roof are conceived as a fifth façade.
Detail of glass fixing [ atrium ]
Detail of glass fixing [ atrium ]
Detail of glass fixing [ atrium ]
Detail of glass fixing [ atrium ]
Detail of glass fixing [ atrium ]
Glazed Double Skin Facade
Glazed Double Skin Facade

Glazed Double Skin Facade

Glazed Double Skin Facade
Glazed Double Skin Facade
University in Saitama Architects: Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop, Yokohama Situated outside on the outskirts

University in Saitama

Architects: Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop, Yokohama

Situated outside on the outskirts of Tokyo, surrounded by housing development and paddy field. It consist of seminar spaces beneath a landscape deck, and the platform, in which the series of courtyard are

created, is flanked by two building tracts laid out parallel to each other.

Access to these tracts, which contains seminar rooms and laboratories, is via four storey galleries that open to the landscape platform through finely articulated glazed façade. The rear-trussed construction of the transparent skin consist of horizontal flat-steel members with vertical tensioning rods. The façade of the building are attached with horizontal aluminium sun shading louvers.

with vertical tensioning rods. The façade of the building are attached with horizontal aluminium sun shading
with vertical tensioning rods. The façade of the building are attached with horizontal aluminium sun shading
with vertical tensioning rods. The façade of the building are attached with horizontal aluminium sun shading
Planar’ glazing system of Ventilation openings to roof spider bracket space and glass louvers Jointing
Planar’ glazing system of
Ventilation openings to roof
spider bracket
space and glass louvers
Jointing between spider
bracket and the glass
facade
Main façade Details construction of the main façade which consist of glass panels clamped with
Main façade Details construction of the main façade which consist of glass panels clamped with

Main façade Details construction of the main façade which consist of glass panels clamped with spider bracket. Vertical aluminium louvers as sun shading device attached to steel bracket.

of glass panels clamped with spider bracket. Vertical aluminium louvers as sun shading device attached to
Roof glazing Laminated safety glass attached to the I sectional steel beam for skylight construction.
Roof glazing Laminated safety glass attached to the I sectional steel beam for skylight construction.

Roof glazing Laminated safety glass attached to the I sectional steel beam for skylight construction.

to the I sectional steel beam for skylight construction. Ventilation Openings to roof space through aluminium

Ventilation Openings to roof space through aluminium louvers

Suspended soff it beneath roof space for air circulation Building façade Another views of the
Suspended soff it beneath roof space for air circulation Building façade Another views of the
Suspended soff it beneath roof space for air circulation Building façade Another views of the
Suspended soff it beneath roof space for air circulation Building façade Another views of the

Suspended soff it beneath roof space for air circulation

Building façade Another views of the vertical aluminium louvers act as sun shading device.

space for air circulation Building façade Another views of the vertical aluminium louvers act as sun
Mechanical foxing or suspended glazing

Mechanical foxing or suspended glazing

Mechanical foxing or suspended glazing
‘Planar’ glazing system of spider bracket

‘Planar’ glazing system of spider bracket

String beam concrete stairs

String beam concrete stairs

String beam concrete stairs
Continuous concrete stairs

Continuous concrete stairs

Continuous concrete stairs
cantilever concrete stairs

cantilever concrete stairs

cantilever concrete stairs
High building L o w b u i l d i n g Typical effects

High building

High building L o w b u i l d i n g Typical effects of

Low building

Typical effects of wind pressures

around buildings Wind load is part of the consideration in the building construction where it will be more important for the higher building.

consideration in the building construction where it will be more important for the higher building. Low

Low and high buildings

Furniture Store in Tokyo Architects : Kazuyo Sejima & Associates, Tokyo The building consist of
Furniture Store in Tokyo Architects : Kazuyo Sejima & Associates, Tokyo The building consist of
Furniture Store in Tokyo Architects : Kazuyo Sejima & Associates, Tokyo The building consist of

Furniture Store in Tokyo

Architects : Kazuyo Sejima & Associates, Tokyo

The building consist of storey high glazing elements transparent on the ground floor and translucent in the upper levels. The walls, columns and exposed ribbed metal soffits of the floor slab are painted white, with the dark parquet flooring striking a contrasting note. The strict axial grid of the load bearing structure allowed the dimensions of the ground columns to be kept to the minimum. The building has a steel structure, the floors of which are suspended from bracket fixed to the façade columns. As a result of this, the floors are not immediately visible from the street. Their lines are merely indicated by the narrow fixing strips to the storey height façade glazing.

from the street. Their lines are merely indicated by the narrow fixing strips to the storey

Sectional details through main façade of the building

Sectional details through main façade of the building
Sectional details through main façade of the building
3D floor sectional floor construction Sectional I beam supporting concrete floor slab while timber floor

3D floor sectional floor construction Sectional I

beam supporting concrete floor slab while timber floor joist resting on T section steel. The beam attached to the circular hollow steel column through splice joints.

floor joist resting on T section steel. The beam attached to the circular hollow steel column
floor joist resting on T section steel. The beam attached to the circular hollow steel column
floor joist resting on T section steel. The beam attached to the circular hollow steel column
3D floor sectional floor construction Another views of the construction method. Steel structures tend to
3D floor sectional floor construction Another views of the construction method. Steel structures tend to

3D floor sectional floor construction Another

views of the construction method. Steel structures tend to shrink and expand in respond to the changes of temperature. Thus, there should be a little gap between end of the steel joints.

and expand in respond to the changes of temperature. Thus, there should be a little gap
and expand in respond to the changes of temperature. Thus, there should be a little gap
3D Railing construction details Installed at the edge of the concrete slab, which main part
3D Railing construction details Installed at the edge of the concrete slab, which main part

3D Railing construction details Installed at

the edge of the concrete slab, which main part of the railing, made of steel, is bolted to the concrete slab through steel plate. Glass panels of the railing are clamped to the steel structure.

steel, is bolted to the concrete slab through steel plate. Glass panels of the railing are
steel, is bolted to the concrete slab through steel plate. Glass panels of the railing are
steel, is bolted to the concrete slab through steel plate. Glass panels of the railing are
Exploded 3D railing construction Image shows components that will be assembled for railing with glass

Exploded 3D railing construction Image shows

components that will be assembled for railing with glass panel construction. Concrete slab, steel plates, glass panels, steel handrail, etc. The last image shows the complete construction of railing. Railing is an element needed for balcony.

steel handrail, etc. The last image shows the complete construction of railing. Railing is an element
steel handrail, etc. The last image shows the complete construction of railing. Railing is an element
steel handrail, etc. The last image shows the complete construction of railing. Railing is an element
Exploded 3D railing construction Image shows components that will be assembled for railing construction. Concrete
Exploded 3D railing construction Image shows components that will be assembled for railing construction. Concrete

Exploded 3D railing construction Image

shows components that will be assembled for railing construction. Concrete slab, steel plates, glass panels,

steel handrail, etc.