Factory on the Earth by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect

Factory on the Earth

Factory on the EarthThis project is an extension of the existing factory, reclaiming ground adjacent to the jungle in Johor, Malaysia.
Factory on the EarthThe factories in the 19th century gave priority only to rationality and productivity, so we wanted to transcend the factory typology by incorporating elements that would make the Islamic workers proud of the new working environment they would be facing.
Factory on the EarthThe intention is to create a bright space in harmony with the natural environment. The project blends together with the surrounding jungle, its interior space is a projection of its forest.
Factory on the EarthMoreover, the project intends to not be an artificial construction but a connection with the surrounding jungle blurring the difference between building and nature.
Factory on the EarthUsing the power of nature like rain water, sunlight, the wind, geothermal heat and vegetation, we wanted to minimize the production of harmful low carbon expelled to the environment making of the building a sustainable factory.
Factory on the EarthThe heat loads are suppressed by means of geothermics and preventing heat waste by creating a green roof.
Factory on the EarthThe project is filled with light and wind that comes from the surrounding environment, in this way the factory was designed and planned to be part of a beautiful landscape but also integrating the necessary equipment and structure.
Factory on the EarthA building that combines nature into itself and blends with its surroundings it’s the type of factory that can make use of a rich environment and makes connection with its region. Source
Factory on the EarthLocation: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Architect: Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect and Associates
Structure: Koichi Nagai Takuo
Machinery and equipment: Iesu Associates
Electrical equipment: Corporation Hinaga design
Outside structure: Wynn
Lighting: Okayasu Izumi lighting design office
Constructor: Nakano (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
Area: 25,141 m2
Year: 2013
Client: JST Mfg Co., Ltd.
Photographs: Kaori Ichikawa, Wynn
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