July 7, 2020
Kikukawa provides various metal constructions and metalwork, including those requiring casting.
Casting, a process of moulding liquid metal into the intended shape, is best suited for large-lot productions, or designs with complex shapes and details that are difficult to achieve with bending.
By combining Kikukawa’s expertise and in collaboration with related companies, Kikukawa provides bespoke casting for various metals and finishes.
Here is an example – a project with aluminium casting completed in 2015, a relief wall for the living quarters of a temple in Tokyo.
The aluminium casting achieved a stately bespoke wall of lotus flowers, a Buddhist symbolism.
The relief wall of roughly 36㎡ , was created from a single 350mm by 350mm square aluminium casting. Nine castings were combined into a 3 by 3 square to create the standard pattern. To create diversity in design, a number of the castings were turned over or rotated. Each was then finished with fluoro-resin paint coating.
The difficulty in this casting stems from the sharp edges of the flowers, a challenge overcome by various fabrication tests and modifications. Kikukawa’s expertise ensured the quality of the casting, as well as the fixing details that achieve both strength and transparency.
To further ensure the quality of the product, Kikukawa assembled the products within the factory to understand the final adjustment necessary.
As the client was very pleased with this lotus flower relief wall, additional casting relief walls were adopted for other areas of this project.
In addition to the project listed above, Kikukawa has experience in casting other metals. This, in combination with other metalwork, allows us to provide the best-suited metalwork solution in price and quality for metal constructions.
Kikukawa also has extensive experience in religious architecture with complex designs and those requiring precision.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for feasibility or consultation.