© Masaki Hamada (kkpo)

Japan 2023AEAJ Green Terrace

2F / 1BF

New facility for Aroma Environment Association of Japan.
An overall shape that looks like a tree was assembled using small section pieces (105mm×105mm) of Japanese cypress based on the theme of the aroma of wood, and enclosing it inside a glass box. This glass box is filled with the aroma of wood, creating space where you can experience the fragrance throughout the facility.
The main structure consists of a steel frame, but the dimensions of the steel members were reduced so that they were close to the small sections of the wood members in an attempt to blend in with the unique delicate feeling of particles.
The terrace with a structure like a balancing toy has an open panoramic view of the Jingumae woods.
One of the focal points of the design process consisted of combining small wood particles to create a structure with an ambiguous profile similar to an arts and craft project in contrast to the Yoyogi National Gymnasium designed by Kenzo Tange which can been seen across the railway tracks.

Team Minoru Yokoo, Yutaro Ota*, Nanako Adachi*, Yohei Mochizuki, Fumiya Kaneko, Yoo Shiho, Kyoko Mase Construction Matsushita Industry Cooperation Ejiri Structural Engineers Facility Kankyo Engineering Illumination Daiko Electric Company Award WOOD CITY TOKYO MODEL ARCHITECTURE AWARD – Grand Prize Publication Kindai Kenchiku 2024/01 Vol.78 , GA JAPAN 187 , GA JAPAN 187 , GA JAPAN 160 Photography ©︎ Masaki Hamada / Kkpo