© Takumi Ota Photography

fa-bo // Kengo Kuma and Associates

Nomi, Japan

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小松精練 Komatsu Seiren

This is a renovation of an office building in rigid-frame RC structure to strengthen its quake resistance using carbon fiber, and transform the interior into a museum called Fab Labo, a space to display the technology of Komatsu Seiren, the client company. Drawing from a technique of braiding ropes in this region, it became possible to add further flexibility to the carbon fiber.

© Takumi Ota Photography

© Takumi Ota Photography

© Takumi Ota Photography

© Takumi Ota Photography

The fiber rod is said to be seven times stronger than iron, and this is the very first time that this material was used as a means of reinforcement against earthquakes. The potential of this light and soft fiber is explored inside the building as well. There is a lighting duct in fiber and on the rooftop, an experimental greening is being conducted using porous ceramic panels (called Greenbiz), which was generated from the process of producing fiber.

© Takumi Ota Photography

© Takumi Ota Photography

© Kengo Kuma and Associates

© Kengo Kuma and Associates

カーボン・ファイバーを用いて、RCのラーメン構造のオフィスビルに耐震補強を施し、その内部をファイバーの先端技術で知られる「小松精練」のミュージアム、「fa-bo」として再生した。 地元に伝わる組み紐の技術を用いて、カーボン・ファイバーに柔軟性を与えることが可能となり、鉄の7倍の強度を持つといわれるカーボン・ファイバー製のロッドを、初めて耐震補強に用いることが可能となった。 室内においても、柔軟で軽やかなファイバーという素材を用いて、建築という重たく、固い存在を、いかにやわらかなものへと転換できるかの実験が、多面的に展開されている。ファイバーを用いた照明ダクト、そしてファイバーの製造工程で生まれたポーラスなセラミックパネル(グリーンビズ)を用いた屋上緑化である。.

© Kengo Kuma and Associates

© Kengo Kuma and Associates

© Kengo Kuma and Associates

© Kengo Kuma and Associates

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