© Keishin Horikoshi / SS

Japan 2022Murasaki Penguin Totsuka

Community | Educational | Gallery/Museum/Cultural
1F / 1BF

In the complex terrain of Totsuka-ku, Yokohama City, between a mountain and a residential area, we built a facility with a daycare center and a performing and multimedia arts space for the local community.

To blend into the irregular site surrounded by retaining walls, we designed a building shaped like Froebel blocks, Frank Lloyd Wright’s favorite toy in his childhood, thrown onto the slope creating sharp geometries and broken down volumes.

The exposed carbon fibers on the roof, part of the structure, connect the ground and the sky.

The studio on the first floor is connected to the studio in the basement diagonally through an atrium, and it brings a sense of unity to different programs and connection to the ground.

Team Toshiki Meijo, Kodai Tanokuchi, Yohei Mochizuki, Yoo Shiho Construction Taiyo Kensetsu Cooperation Ejiri Structural Engineers Facility Kankyo Engineering Publication Kindai Kenchiku 2022/8 vol.76 , GA JAPAN 177 , Nikkei Architecture Photography ©︎ Keishin Horikoshi/SS