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코로나19 팬데믹 기간 동안의 혁신적 노력 - '대장간 마을'이라는 뜻의 가지초에는 1951년 제철소인 산요상사가 설립되었습니다. 가지초는 히로시마현 후쿠야마시 도모노우라에 있습니다. 1965년 산요는 간척지에 새로 조성된 도모노우라의 제철소로 이전했습니다. 현재 산교는 공작 기계와 로봇을 이용한 제조 기술과 전통적인 자유 단조 기술을 결합하여 피팅을 제조하고 있습니다. 자유 단조 기술은 '도모 이카리'(토모노우라어로 닻이라는 뜻)를 만드는 데 사용되어 왔으며, 지역 유형 문화재로 지정되었습니다. 이 프로젝트는 정부가 지원하는 대규모 전략의 일환입니다. 그 전략의 일환으로 이 특정 프로젝트는 산교가 전통적인 닻 제작에서 가구 제작으로 전환할 수 있도록 지원하는 것을 목표로 합니다. 또한 상요는 제품 판매를 위한 마케팅 계획을 세우고 일반인이 제조 공정을 체험할 수 있도록 개방할 예정입니다. 이러한 회사의 구조조정은 코로나19 팬데믹으로 인한 경제 불안정이라는 더 넓은 맥락에서 이루어지고 있습니다.translate by DeepL
An architectural project that resembles the products manufactured by the client encourages public participation in an industrial area.
Innovative efforts during the coronavirus pandemic - An ironworks factory, SANGYO Corporation, was established in 1951 in Kaji-cho, which translates to “blacksmith town”. Kajicho is in Tomonoura, Fukuyama city in Hiroshima prefecture. In 1965, Sangyo moved to the Ironworks area in Tomonoura which was newly established on reclaimed ground. Currently, Sangyo manufactures fittings by combining manufacturing techniques using machine tools and robots, as well as traditional free forging. The free forging technique has been used to make “Tomo Ikari” (translates to anchors in Tomonoura) and has been designated as a tangible local cultural asset. This project is part of a larger government-funded strategy. As part of that strategy, this specific project aims to support Sangyo in to transition from traditional anchor-making to furniture-making. In addition, Sangyo will have a marketing plan to sell its products and has opened up to the public to experience the manufacturing process. This restructuring of the company is taking place in the wider context of economic instability caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
An open factory that invites the public to participate in manufacturing and a shop that sells Sangyo’s unique products - The client’s vision was to combine a shop, an office, a lounge space for customers, and an adjacent factory where customers can have a handson experience. The client asked us to create an outdoor space that is roughly half the size of the entire property, where visitors can use their handcrafted cookware on a fireplace and an outdoor kitchen. The client endeavors to create an open factory where they can conserve and promote their traditional manufacturing techniques.
An outdoor space that aims to host a variety of activities - We can reimagine the “factory” as an outdoor space since the entryways are often kept wide open. For this project, we pay more attention to the outdoor space that can serve various purposes - which is situated between two of the client’s factories with sheet metal walls - and to the material and textures of their products such as their tables manufactured by forging techniques. Prior to construction, the premise was surrounded by three factories, except the west side that faces the main street. We decided to dismantle a section of the factory on the east side owned by the client and added a sheet metal wall. I also designed a large 7 x 30 m roof that looks like a table, which creates an open empty outer space, over the rectangular shaped premise. The roof has Vierendeel frames of 80 x 40 mm, in lattice formation at 45 degrees, with 12 mm structural plywood attached to both sides of the frames. I also arranged cross-shaped columns that widen towards the floor, BH-400×64㎜ , and BH-150×64㎜, in a grid layout at 4,500 mm intervals with 6 spans. I arranged it so that the simple beauty of the “Tomo Ikari” shape stands out. Moreover, by utilizing the walls of the adjacent factories I aimed to create a spontaneous yet ordered space, where their products can be displayed.