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RASTER ON SHINSAIBASHI

Osaka

Project
Buildings

Type
Offices

Area
2 900 sqm

Client
Brilliant Estate Co. Ltd.

Program
Office Building with Retail Space

Year
2009

The architecture for a new 10-story office building rises above Osaka’s main shopping street. Nine floors of office space together with a roof-top terrace sit on a retail podium. The main facade is composed of sleek aluminum-clad load-bearing steel profiles that partially alleviate the load transferred to the five concrete and steel core columns. All insulating units are composed of low-emissivity glass, fitted for solar control purposes on the south and west facades. The rear of the building, clad in thin prefab light-grey concrete panels, contains the elevators and the open-air stairwell.

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