Mole by Ninkipen!

Mole by Ninkipen!

Japanese office Ninkipen have completed this office in Osaka with a facade of aluminum louvres that appear to bubble.

Mole by Ninkipen!

The office was designed for a cosmetic company and inspired by the bubbles found in gelled ointment.

Mole by Ninkipen!

The louvres are made from 2.5 milimetre profiled aluminium.

Mole by Ninkipen!

The offices have an exposed concrete interior with a central staircase.

Mole by Ninkipen!

All photographs are by Hiroki Kawata.

Mole by Ninkipen!

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Mole by Ninkipen!

This is a small office for a cosmetic company Osaka,Japan.

Mole by Ninkipen!

I thought that I was going to express the image of geled cosmetics that is staple merchandise of the company on the facade.

Mole by Ninkipen!

Treating the motif of bobble contained in gel directly, I abstracted it and I tried to merge it in scenery in change it according to the angle.

Mole by Ninkipen!

The louver is made of the 2.5mm aluminum.

Mole by Ninkipen!

First of all, the plate with the different curvature is bent like the L angle, next, the angle is arranged in order of the curvature, then, emboss comes to the surface from among the louver.

Mole by Ninkipen!

I assumed that emboss was a bobble, and I laid it out rhythmically imaging going up in water.

Mole by Ninkipen!

The facade shines like the lantern at night by the light that leaks between louvers, and this architecture begins to become a landmark in the residential area.

Mole by Ninkipen!

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Project name: mole
Architect: YASUO IMAZU/ninkipen! Architect office
Use: office
Location: Osaka, Japan
Scale: 197.19㎡


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