general design co. plans cedar-clad outdoor shopping complex in tokyo
planned and designed by shin ohori of general design co, ‘logroad daikayama’ is a commercial retail space located in tokyo. the complex merges park and commercial opportunities to form a pedestrianized streetscape offering people a place to shop, eat and enjoy the relaxed environment in the city.
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the site itself consists of a long strip of land measuring at a length of 220 meters, with a floor area of 3,200 square meters. occupying over the site of former train tracks, the commercial complex by general design co features five tall tenant buildings with landscaping weaved through. the network of greenery gently winds and descends through the promenade to create intimate terraces, public furniture and an abundance of greenery.
‘we thoroughly studied the inclination of the narrow and long site as well as position, height and density of the surrounding buildings. throughout the design and construction process, we always envisioned the image of the facility that has naturally aged with the passing of time, rather than the just-opened and most-talked about fashionable commercial facility at the peak of its beauty.’ – shin ohori
pedestrianized pathways connect the outdoor retail complex together
the buildings are clad in untreated red cedar purposely to enable the envelope to age gracefully in time to a silver and grey tone. meanwhile as the seasons pass, the shops will hopefully become an indispensable attraction and slowly integrate into the surroundings to become a part of new streetscape of daikanyama.
the logroad scheme offers cafés, restaurants and shopping
each building is wrapped in untreated red cedar wood
altogether there are five main buildings
greenery has been weaved throughout the outdoor plan providing people with outdoor furniture also
at night the promenade style organization is lit