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Rooftecture OT2: Endo Shuhei’s Perforated Building Permits Air and Light While Blocking Peeping Toms in Japan
Posted By Tafline Laylin On February 7, 2013 @ 5:22 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Urban design | No Comments
Shuhei  has built a series of structures using industrial-chic metal facades, but few are as striking as Rooftecture OT2 in Osaka. Designed to shut out the street while still permitting air and light  to pass through the perforations, the metal skin conceals a much gentler interior.
Comprised mostly of Oriented Strand Board  (OSB), which is considered one of the most responsible timber choices given that it is made with 50 layers of thin strands that can be taken from smaller diameter, farm-grown trees, the three story interior is light, fresh and breezy and connected by a central winding staircase.
+ Endo Shuhei 
Photography © Stirling Elmendorf
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URLs in this post:
 Endo Shuhei's: http://www.paramodern.com
 pair of skylights: http://inhabitat.com/tag/skylights/
 permitting air and light: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-ventilation/
 Oriented Strand Board: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriented_strand_board
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