Factory of Evermere Cosmetics in Saitama

Saitama 2005

This is the new plant for Evermere Cosmetics, a company well-known for Internet sales, located in the Toyono Industrial Park in Kasukabe City, Saitama Prefecture. In addition to performing as a "plant," the building has three additional functions: a "beauty center" for aesthetician training, a "visitors' area," and a "shipping center." The building has a layered outlay, with the first floor consisting of the office area, welfare facilities and the shipping center, the second and third floors holding the manufacturing areas, and the fourth floor having the "beauty center." By using a vertical void shaft (with an elevator and stairwell) to connect to each level, and by positioning the shaft near the entrance hall and visitors' area, the building becomes a space where various activities and city life can be felt.

The corporate concept that "water is the basic" has been included in the design throughout, and in particular, the specially-ordered, large, round, glass blocks (200, 300 and 400) inserted in PC panels in the southern wall are a new technology developed by Takenaka. The glass blocks used in the upper part of the building gradually become larger, giving the expression of water bubbles and the rise of air over land.
Also, the use of different materials symbolizing the horizontal and the vertical in the large volume areas for the louvers, eaves, and windows is designed to give harmony with the surrounding environment. The power lines in front of the building have been buried underground, greenery has been given to the boundaries, and a flower bowl has been constructed, all to make for a pleasant environment. This 18-meter large-span structure, using spiral copper piping as CFT columns without fireproof coating (Takenaka-patented technology), with energy-conserving equipment and machinery, and a layout easy to update, realizes a sustainable building which can flexibly meet any changes required to improve productivity in the future.


Evermere Cosmetics Co., Ltd

Location 2-11-2 Toyono-cho, Kasukabe City, Saitama Prefecture
Design & Construction Takenaka Corporation
Structure Steel
Number of floors 4 fl. above ground
Total floor area 6,121 m²
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