An integrated 4 residences and commercial building by Japanese architect Keiichiro Sako. The whole building is rotated 45 degrees from the north south axis.

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The rotation was designed to guarantee a moving lines that flows to the central business area, and to provides optimum sunshine for every building.

The upper building massing varies by stacking volumes together, where setback areas are used for terraces. Setbacks area also used for a restaurant on the 6th story of the commercial building to enhance the dynamics of the facade.

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Born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1970, Keiichiro Sako graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1994, and received his Masters Degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology two years later.

Sako worked with Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop before establised SAKO architects in 2004, with specialities in Architecture, Interior Design, Urban and Landscape Design, Furniture Design and Singage Design.

His work for BUMPS building in Beijing has won the Gold Award from Pioneer of science & technology of Green, humanism, science & technology Award 2007.

Project Name: BUMPS in Beijing
Location: Beijing, China
Architect: SAKO Architects
Project Designer: Keiichiro SAKO
Project Team: Yoko FUJII, Hiroaki SAWAMURA, Bo XU
Structure and Material: Reinforced concrete construction, Black&White Stone wall
Building Area: 103,218m2
Design Period: 2005.08 – 2006.08
Construction Period: 2006.08 – (ongoing)

SAKO Architects
Office Beijing
1801 Tower 8, Jianwai Soho
39 Middle Street
East Third Ring Road
Chaoyang District
CN-100022 Beijing
Phone +86 10 58 69 09 01
Phone +86 10 58 69 91 23
Phone +86 10 58 69 91 32
Fax +86 10 58 69 13 17

Office Tokyo
1-9-12-1104 Annex
Shinonome, Koto-ku
135-0062 Tokyo, Japan
Phone +81 3 55 48 46 10
Fax +81 3 55 48 46 10

info(at)sako.co.jp
www.sako.co.jp

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