‘sarugaku’ commercial complex by akihisa hirata
 
‘sarugaku’ commercial complex by akihisa hirata ‘sarugaku’ commercial complex by akihisa hirata
oct 30, 2008

‘sarugaku’ commercial complex by akihisa hirata

‘sarugaku’ is the name of a shopping and commercial space designed in tokyo by akihisa hirata. the complex is located in the daikanyama area of tokyo and features a number of commercial tenants. the site is long and skinny and the architects was legally forced to create multiple smaller volumes on the site instead of a single building. the concept behing the design is that each small complex is representative of a mountain in the landscape. the common psace in the center and in between the buildings then becomes a valley. each space is able to overflow into this valley to create a ‘forest of illusion’ as hirata explains.

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