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Japan 2015Tamagawa Takashimaya Marronier Court

Tokyo
Cafe/Restaurant/Retail
Completed
31,394
3F / 3BF

The main theme for the Northwest Wing of the Tamagawa Takashimaya department store is green. We built “soft green architecture” that consists of various types of greenery planted in a façade made only from stainless steel mesh that is bent to give it strength so that no steel beams are required.

The greenery consists of various plants that bloom at different times of the year, including Hedera, Caroline Jasmine, Asiatic Jasmine and Blue Passion Flower. These “green eaves” provide a gentle expression that has been absent from commercial architecture up until now.

Team Kenji Miyahara, Hiroaki Akiyama, Masaru Shuku Photography ©︎ SS