MOKUZAI會館 山梨知彥/日建設計+武行岡田克/ NSD The headquarters of the Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers Association has a facade crafted from Japanese cypress, forming engawa porches outside each floor. In order to conform to Tokyo’s stringent fire code, the main structure is reinforced concrete. Robotic CNC cutters were used to join the timbers, adapting traditional joinery techniques.
Built in the 1920s for Fiat, Lingotto was a car manufacturing plant, 500m-long, five-storey building, had a volume of one million cubic metres, and was equipped with a rooftop test track. Lingotto was the first example of modular construction in reinforced concrete, based on the repetition of three elements: pillars, beams and floors. In 1984, Fiat S.p.A. announced a competition and, in 1985, commissioned the Renzo Piano Building Workshop to convert the building.
Gallery of New Bauhaus Museum / Architekten HRK - 2