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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,Design,Gallery,Urban design | No Comments

Endo Shuhei, Rooftecture OT2, OSB, oriented strand board, sustainable timber, natural ventilation, sustainable design, green design, Japan, Osaka, industrial-chic, skylights, urban design, urban density

Shuhei [1] 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 [2] to pass through the perforations, the metal skin conceals a much gentler interior.

Comprised mostly of Oriented Strand Board [3] (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 [1]

Photography © Stirling Elmendorf

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[1] Shuhei: http://www.paramodern.com

[2] permitting air and light: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-ventilation/

[3] Oriented Strand Board: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriented_strand_board

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