|Structural Design Group
SDG was organized with the aim of creating distinctive structural spaces whilst using leading technology.
The main objective of our activities is to make a contribution to the structural design of buildings which helps to create a true architecture with a richness in the use of structure, and at the same time employs the best technology.
The materials and forms of our designs are wide-ranging; reinforced concrete, steel frame, steel- reinforced concrete, pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete, timber, tension and shell structures, and structural glass.
SDG has a view to act world-wide alongside the work on Japanese projects.
The sufficient condition lies in the expression of artistic values through the realization of innovative and dynamic spaces possessing structural beauty. Based individual sensibilites it derives from the aesthetic values of each engineer.
On the other hand the realization of architecture requires the collaborative effort of specialists in a range of subjects. If one considers not only design but also the engineers participating in actual manufacture, then the team becomes very large. Only by working toward a common aim in a spirit where mutual differences in approach can be used constructively can the multi-disciplinary team succeed.
At SDG we consider technology and design to be fundamentally the same thing. Structural design aims to participate in the process of refinement of the overall design through consultation with specialists and design proposals, to achieve a fusion between technical and subjective aspects. Even though the starting point of each specialist may be different, by concentrating all efforts on one particular building successful solution can be reached in the end. In this way all specialists participating take on a portion of the responsibility. It is only when one has felt the weight of responsibility that it becomes possible to present a piece to the world as one's own work.
Finally in OFFICES are introductions to the staff at SDG who have worked to realize the above projects.
Copyright 1997 Structural Design Group
updated July,25 1997