A bespoke off-centre pivot bronze door was fabricated for Shiki Juraku, a new Kyo-Machiya (Kyoto’s traditional merchants’ housing) style hotel.
Tsuyoshi Tane of DGT Architect imagined the door to have a large metal spun curvature with perforations. Kikukawa’s original technology and craftsmanship were utilized to accurately materialize his design intent.
To fabricate the product of W2,065mm x H1,785mm in one piece, we relied on technologies such as FSW and incremental forming that makes metalwork processing on curved surface possible.
The bronze sulfurized texture of the door gives a luxurious stately impression that blends into the refined Kyo-Machiya style.
To avoid blocking any of the perforation holes, the structure of the pivot was specially designed to provide support at the bottom where it is hidden.
|Off-Center Pivot Door||Bronze||Sulfurization and Clear Coating|
|Project||Shiki Juraku, Bespoke Gate|
|Abbreviated Name||The Door of Shiki Juraku|
|Client||Hase Hotel Systems CO., Ltd.|
|Architect||Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects|
|Contractor||Kikukawa Kogyo CO., Ltd.|