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Japan 2020Aroma Terrace

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The project is for the new headquarters of the Aroma Environment Association Japan, an institution which conducts research and issues licenses related to aroma therapy. The site has a view of the swimming pool designed by Kenzo Tange for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, which became a symbol of them. We decided to treat this view as the leading role for the project, and designed a transparent cube of glass to respond to this location.
The structure consists of an attempt to create is masonry using wood. Wood pieces are stacked up to form a tunnel-shaped space, where human bodies and aroma can interact with each other.

Team Minoru Yokoo, Yutaro Ota, Nanako Adachi, Yohei Mochizuki, Fumiya Kaneko Construction Matsushita Industry Cooperation Ejiri Structural Engineers Facility Kankyo Engineering Publication GA JAPAN 160