Aluminum Container

Tokyo, JAPAN

2005

@ Toyo ITO Office

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Composition

aluminium

extrusion

steel post-tension wire

(inside of extrusion)

gusset plate

rib plate

steel

reaction plate

aluminium

floor deck

aluminium

girder

concrete

block

01

Passing tension members through extrusions.

02

Pulling tension members at the both ends to put tension on them.

03

As compression force is applied to each extrusion, the whole structure get its eventual form.

04

Because there are 3 sectional types of

extrusion, Whole section is finally fixed to geometorically-   defined shape.

aluminium extrusion

mock-up of aluminium extrusion

©Kenta SANO & Associates, Architects