The structure is made by 6mm Cor-Ten steel, constructed using ship building techniques. The project has been developed with "two-dimensional" surfaces that correspond to the different work conditions of the business after the tsunami.
The construction process is very simple. The exposed 6mm COR-TEN steel works as structure of the walls and ceilings and finishing, giving a strong identity to the building.
Kesennuma, Miyagi, Japan
Architect : Hirokazu Toki, onishimaki+hyakudayuki architects/o+h, Takuo Nagai, Takahashi Kogyo
Typology : gas station office
Structures : Hirokazu Toki, Takuo Nagai
Completion : 2013
Photo : Hirokazu Toki, onishimaki+hyakudayuki