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  7. Fukoku Tower / Dominique Perrault

Fukoku Tower / Dominique Perrault

  • 01:00 - 5 April, 2012
Fukoku Tower / Dominique Perrault
Fukoku Tower / Dominique Perrault, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Japan
  • Associated Architect

    Shimizu Corporation Architects & Engineers
  • Engineering

    Shimizu Corporation Architects & Engineers
  • Client

    Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • Development Director

    Mitsubishi Estate Group
  • Site Area

    3.900 sqm
  • Built Area

    68.500 sqm (including car park)
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. This tower project for the Fukoku insurance company takes inspiration from the profile of a gigantic tree whose roots proliferate on the surface of the ground. Splayed at its base, the tower’s outline tapers elegantly as it rises, gracing the city’s skyline with a vertical asymptote. The contrast between the structure’s base and upper regions is accentuated by the treatment of the building’s “bark”.

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

Broad “wood chips” on the lower levels gradually give way to a sleek wall. The glass facade is worked into a crescendo of encrusted mirrors at the base, reflecting the colors of the sky and the surrounding environment. Situated at the exit of Osaka’s main train station, the building will become a lasting landmark in the urban landscape.

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© Daici Ano
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Fukoku Tower / Dominique Perrault" 05 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/223237/fukoku-tower-dominique-perrault/>
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19 Comments

Wu Ziyelong · March 11, 2013

exciting!!!

Curves 'Graph · April 10, 2012

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Eustace Design · April 08, 2012

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GAby Menta · April 07, 2012

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(competent) Allan · April 06, 2012

Still find it excellent!

Nicholas Patten · April 06, 2012

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Christophe · April 06, 2012

I find it a bore !
This is just a mies with randomize effects... no great idea...

Brigitte Käser · April 05, 2012

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Lao Y · April 05, 2012

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(competent) Allan · April 05, 2012

I find it excellent. Good materials, good exterior etc.

Laura Medina Puche · April 05, 2012

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MaryEllenDoyle · April 05, 2012

+PUNCTURES .loveit. + JAPAN. loveit. + NATURE .loveit ...Fukoku Tower / Dominique Perrault | ArchDaily http://t.co/DNWoai28 via @archdaily

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