Nousfit Warehouse / Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates

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Nousfit Warehouse / Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates

This building is a workshop-cum-warehouse of the neighboring company. The first floor is the workshop, and the second floor is the warehouse. In this limited space, the warehouse storage area was maximized. Incorporating a concept that robustly expressed the client company into this building was an important theme.

Nousfit Warehouse / Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates

The client is a company that supplies professional shampoos and cosmetics to beauty salons, and studies the science of hair and hair growth. A portion of each pillar penetrates the roof, supports the roof, or supports the shelves.

Nousfit Warehouse / Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates

Although one of the important functions of this building is that the design of the pillars support part of the structure, this building’s presentation exists where the pillars are a metaphor for hairs and evoke the image of the client’s brand: creating strong hair.

Nousfit Warehouse / Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates

Although it departs from general architectural actions for constructing buildings, starting from a non-architectural action of “penetration” is a part of my work that is on the border between my architectural works so far and art.

Nousfit Warehouse / Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates

Now, I am trying to discuss architecture through the coalition of two conflicting non-architectural actions of “penetration” and “enclosure”. Two conflicting non-architectural actions of “penetration” and “enclosure”.

Nousfit Warehouse / Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associates

Is it possible to explore a piece of architecture from a non-architectural action that is not constructive? In the ongoing project under construction, I attempted to think about architecture by enclosure. Unorthodox architectural methods, which are created from an unconscious trace of the hand, retain control over me.

Project Details:
Location: 3-13-23, Funado Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Type: Industrial
Use: Warehouse
Built area: 39.74㎡
Completion: 2013 May
Architects: Hideo Horikawa Architect & Associateswww.architect.ac
Contractor: Takeshi Koumuten
Photography: Katsuhisa Kida