This project is composed of three small buildings. The Research Pavilion houses testing and research facilities for Harmonic Drive Systems, Inc. The Gallery Pavilion is dedicated to the exhibition and storage of artist Yoshikuni Iida's works. The Gate House guards the entrance to the site. These volumes reflect greenery in summer and are covered with snow in winter. Their complex geometry not a typological architectural form. Rather, it is an indeterminate combination of rectangles and smooth curves.

Location: Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano, Japan
Completion Date: 2002
Building Type: Office, Gallery
Structural System: [Laboratory]Steel, Steel Honeycomb, Reinforced Concrete [Gallery・Gate House]Reinforced Concrete
Number of Floors: 2 Stories
Site Area: 71,377m²
Building Area: [Laboratory]743m² [Gallery]372m² [Gate House]33m²
Total Floor Area: [Laboratory]712m² [Gallery]354m² [Gate House]33m²
Structural Engineer: Delta Structural Consoltants
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: Sogo Consultants
■ Publication
Fumihiko Maki(PHAIDON)
Nikkei Architecture:2002.6.8
GA JAPAN:2002. No.57