Multiple aluminium perforated panels constitute a single design
Decorative metal, with PHL finished at the front, buff finish in the rear, make up a single design
The interior decorated with two perforation patterns
The metal decorations on the gate of the first international school in Japan were fabricated by Kikukawa.
To materialize the impressive curvatures of the design, fiber laser welding was used for the decorative exterior claddings. This cutting edge technology welds along the curvature of the panel which allows for a product with less deflection.
The decorative exterior consists of two layers, each with a different finish that both makes use of the texture of stainless steel.
Designed perforations line the interior and exterior of the school building.
|Gate, Decorative Metal||Stainless Steel||Front Layer: Permanent Hairline (PHL)
Back Layer: Buff finish
|Gate, Top Beam||Aluminium||Anodizing|
|School Building, Interior / Exterior Panels||Aluminium||Urethane Resin Baked Paint
|Project||The American School in Japan|
|Abbreviated Name||ASIJ Chofu Campus|
|Client||The American School in Japan|
|Contractor||Phase 1: Shiraishi Kensetsu Co., Ltd,|
Phase 2: Koshin Kensetsu CO., LTD.
|Completion||Phase 1: 2011|
Phase 2: 2015