In order to realize to-be state of construction, which GIKEN has been proposing, we need to completely change our way of thinking not just about how to build a structure but how the structure itself works. The way how “permanent” structure works, which has been the most preferred choice by engineers for many years, has a substantial defect. It stands on the idea that functionalities of the structure do not change forever. Consequently the idea leads us to accept excessive construction cost due to excessive safety design. In addition to this excessiveness, the structure built with the idea requires large-scale demolition and construction when it needs to be reconstructed.
In the ever changing human society, neither the value last long or forever, nor structures work as expected forever. The timing that they need to be useless comes eventually.
In this decade when the progress of technology development and cultural development is significant, we need to change our way of thinking regarding the “permanent structure” that makes its purpose, location and functionality unchangeable. This endorses the need for the society to demand a new approach to construction.