Japan 2021U:up Yotsuya
In a site located along the bustling Shinjuku Street, we designed a new urban lifestyle hub as an aggregation of small units. Aluminum panels are randomly dispersed along the 12-story building façade, reflecting the dispersed nature of our lifestyle post-Covid. The aluminum panels are printed with a detailed wood pattern that create a “komorebi” effect, which also serve to softly control the indoor environment. We were able to achieve a warm and human feel amongst the concrete and steel buildings on Shinjuku Street.
Construction Management:Index Engineering Co., Ltd.
Design：Kengo Kuma & Associtaes