Green Cast | Kengo Kuma and Associates
©Daici Ano

Japan 2011Green Cast

Kanagawa
Office | Residential
Completed
4F / 1BF

The façade of the building is covered with planters made of aluminum die-cast panels, which provides space for facilities. The 3 (up to 6) aluminum panels, which also form planters, are made in monoblock casting. Each panel is slanted, and its surface appears to be organic, of which cast comes from decayed styrene foam. Equipment such as watering hose, air reservoir for ventilation and downpipes are installed behind the panels so that the façade can accommodate a comprehensive system for the building.

Team Minoru Yokoo, Ryohei Tanaka* Cooperation Makino Structural Engineering Facility Takenaka Corporation, P.T.Morimura & Associates Illumination Mitsubishi Electric Publication GA JAPAN 112 Photography ©︎ Daici Ano, ©︎ Helico