Exterior facade designed using the motif of the fabric
The CABKOMA Strand Rod, which is arranged organically and softly, protects the building from earthquakes.
The former head office building of Komatsu Matere was renovated with the world’s first seismic reinforcement that uses the CABKOMA Strand Rod, a thermoplastic carbon fiber composite, as the seismic reinforcing material. The use of textiles as building materials was also proposed -- including the “greenbiz” ultrafine porous spongy ceramic base, which is an eco-friendly building material. As a result, the building was recreated as the “fa-bo” fabric laboratory.
Kengo Kuma and Associates
Ejiri Structural Engineers
*1: At F=1.0 deformation, the target value (10% to 13%) is achieved through the reinforcement.
*2: At F=2.0 deformation, ls>0.60 is achieved in the shear strength of the wall if 20% shear force remains. (It is necessary to ensure that class 2 structural material is absent in the event of the above deformation.)
Tensile strength applied to the rod in the event of an earthquake in the direction of X
Tensile strength applied to the rod in the event of an earthquake in the direction of Y
Brace stress at story drift ob 1/250
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