|TAKAO SHIOTSUKA ATELIER|
Sakanoichi citizens' center
branch of a city office
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Toshiyuki YANO (Nacasa & Partners Inc.,)
nature as order and nature as reality
This is the plan rebuilding the branch of oita city office. The new architecture combines the branch office function, the health function and child-nurturing support functions etc. The site located the suburbs of urban center. it takes 30 minutes by the car. Around the site, rezoned housing district is extended. The building has 2 stories. The hall on north side built in wellhole style and the gallery on second floor faced the holl form the whole. To be abele to walk around these spaces range east and west, we planed to connect the whole by the stairs at both ends and any room faces the hall or the gallery. The penthouse on the gallery bears the role of function for lighting and natural ventilation. Wall that bends gradually came out of a process of making a haunt in the hall and the gallery with coordinating area of each room and connection between rooms. And diagonal pillars faced facade are reasonable for freely arranging these ones.
We wanted to weave the variety into this plan to increase user's choices. So we tried to make an architecture involves "nature as order". Like Various and complex nature consist of an order, we made some limited rules for example bending walls and slanting pillars and used the rules to create space that have the variety. these rules were effective for solving given condition and constructing the architecture. on the other side, "nature as reality" is overwhelming existence preside over architectures. Based on the fact, we believe that to think about nature as order-nature of untruth- is to make complementary relationship with "true nature" to support people's life.