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Tamagawa Takashimaya S・C Marronnier Court©Daici Ano

Japan 2009Tamagawa Takashimaya Marronier Court

Tokyo
Commercial
Completed
6,629
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 Minoru Yokoo, Kenji Miyahara, Tomokazu Hayakawa*, Keiko Yoshida* Construction Fujita Corporation Cooperation Oak Structural Design, Fujita Corporation, オムニ設計 Facility P.T.Morimura & Associates Accumulation 高輪建築計画 Exterior Green Wise Others Shinryo Corporation, Sumitomo Densetsu, Nishihara Engineering, Team Net, Chelia, KOYAMA Publication Shoten Kenchiku 2010/04 Vol.55 No.4 , Nikkei Architecture 2009/11/09 No.912 Photography ©︎ Daici Ano