This tower in Ginza district, Tokyo, will spread over twelve levels showrooms, offices and boutiques. The solution proposes a geometrical pattern of large scale, black-clad frames, recalling a composition of traditional Japanese Tatami. They enclose openings of different types, such as led walls, louver-shaded glazing and shop front windows. The results is a strongly defined design, alternating void and closed surfaces.

 

SLIDE SHOW

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • 2009
  • Built area: 12.900 sqm
    • Offices,
    • Retail

Suggestions

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Sketch

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Tatami

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Model

 

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The expressive continuity among the spaces is characterized by the use of dark materials alternated with vertical blinds that recall the woven straw of Japanese floor mats

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The façades are inspired by the compositions of Japanese Tatami and are organized by an exposed black structural grid that subdivides the exteriors into regular geometric patterns

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