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The PolyCuboid

CompanyKTX archiLAB
Lead DesignersTetsuya Matsumoto
Design TeamMotoaki Tekeuchi, Farid Ziani
Project LocationHimeji City, Japan
CreditsPhoto by: Stirling Elmendorf
Prize(s)Silver in Architecture Categories / Commercial Building
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Entry Description

The PolyCuboid is the new headquarter building for TIA, a company that provides insurance services. The first floor was shaped by the limits of the site and the 700mm diameter water pipe that is crossing the site underground limiting foundation space. The metallic structure dissolves into the diverse blocs of the composition. The pillars and beams vanish from the space syntax, projecting the impression of an object, while also eliminating that of a building. The volumetric design is inspired by TIA’s Logo turning the building itself into an icon representing the company.