KOBUCHIZAWA STATION CANOPIES in fabrication

Stations are always exciting projects to work on. We are structural engineers for these two stainless steel canopies to be erected in the forecourt of Kobuchizawa Station. Working together with Atsushi Kitagawara Architects, we used thin plate bent into a spherical form, with minimal stiffening on the upper surface. The structures make maximum use of the inherent stiffness of shells to achieve light and efficient cantilevered shelters. A central steel pipe provides support and a route for rainwater.

Keep an eye on this web site for a full posting when they are complete.

Alan Burden

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