tokyo gas co., ltd., is japan's largest supplier of natural gas for both residential and business consumption.
for their 'sumika project', they teamed up with japanese architects toyo ito, sou fujimoto, terunobu fujimori
and taira nishizawa. each of the architects are responsible for designing a built structure on the project site.
the concept behind sumika is to provide new residential units, buildings and a main pavilion that will use gas
as their main source of energy.
the main pavilion is a communal space that is meant to bring people together, to gather and interact with
one another. with the increasing amount of people living in apartments in urban areas, homes have become
uniform and monotonous. the aim of the sukima project is to provide more primitive, free and prosperous housing
which connects to nature and awakens the five senses.
sou fujimoto and toyo ito
terunobu fujimori and taira nishizawa
by sou fujimoto
by toyo ito
by taira nishizawa
by terunobu fujimori