©Eiichi Kano

China 2018Portmix Shanghai


Located adjacent to Shanghai airport, Portmix is a 43ha (430,000m2) business park. The box-shaped workspaces within the ‘amenity’ section of the site are loosely united by a ‘House,’ a multi-purpose space filled with warm and intimate atmosphere.

We aimed for a welcoming and relaxing workroom supported by a landscape, common in Asia, of water and bamboo, rather than a typical business office.

The exterior of the building is covered with an earthen wall, with stripes troweled at random widths. As a result, we were able to present a façade with a subtle and dynamic expression.

Team Yutaka Terasaki, Jijin Xie, Mengxian Bao, Weizhi Chen* Photography ©︎ Eiichi Kano