KINO architects stacks mixed-use shiro building in tokyo
 
KINO architects stacks mixed-use shiro building in tokyo
nov 28, 2014

KINO architects stacks mixed-use shiro building in tokyo

KINO architects stacks mixed-use shiro building in tokyo
photo by kai nakamura
all images courtesy of KINO architects

 

 

 

this three storey structure in tokyo appears as a stacked series of volumes, organized in response to the scale and size of the surrounding urban fabric. standing on a prominent corner plot, the ‘shiro building’ – designed by KINO architects – features commercial outlets at its lower two levels, with the upper storey containing living accommodation for the property’s clients. as the building ascends, various volumes are removed from the cuboid-shaped design, providing external terraced areas that bring daylight into carefully designated parts of the plan.

KINO architects shiro building tokyo japan designboom
the stacked series of volumes are organized in response to the scale of the surrounding urban fabric
photo by kai nakamura

KINO architects shiro building tokyo japan designboom
the building stands on a prominent corner plot
photo by kai nakamura

KINO architects shiro building tokyo japan designboom
photo by kai nakamura

KINO architects shiro building tokyo japan designboom
the upper storey contains living accommodation for the property’s clients
photo by kai nakamura

KINO architects shiro building tokyo japan designboom
photo by kai nakamura

KINO architects shiro building tokyo japan designboom
photo by kai nakamura

KINO architects shiro building tokyo japan designboom
large strips of glazing offer expansive views across the neighborhood
photo by kai nakamura

KINO architects shiro building tokyo japan designboom
circulation routes within the three-storey development
photo by kai nakamura

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

location: tokyo, japan
principal use: house/commercial
structure: steel

scale: 3 storeys
site area: 205.93 sqm
building area: 141.61 sqm

total floor area: 369.42 sqm
photography: kai nakamura

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