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Green Cast / Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • 01:00 - 15 June, 2012
Green Cast / Kengo Kuma & Associates
Green Cast / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Kengo Kuma & Associates
© Kengo Kuma & Associates

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  • Structure Desing

    Makino Structural Design
  • Total Area

    1047.80sqm (residence area: 181.61sqm)
  • Structure

    RC, steel-frame
  • Site area

    424.50sqm
  • Built area

    207.64sqm
  • Number of Stories

    1 underground, 4 stories above
  • Floor area for each story

    B1F:288.68sqm, 1F:201.65sqm, 2F:189.13sqm, 3F: 189.13sqm, 4F: 181.61sqm
  • Maximum height

    14.97m
  • Utilities, Equipment

    P.T. Morimura and Associates
  • Construction

    Takenaka Corporation
  • Tree Planting

    Sugiko
  • Aluminum Die-Cast

    Sanwa Tajima
  • More SpecsLess Specs

From the architect. Kengo Kuma & Associates have created this visually stunning mixed-use building in Odawara, Japan, featuring a living façade made of aluminum die-cast panels that act as vertical planters. The slightly slanted panels are made of monoblock casting and give an organic appearance, as the cast comes from decayed styrene foam.

© Kengo Kuma & Associates
© Kengo Kuma & Associates

The five story building was completed in the summer of 2011. Parking is available on the basement and ground floor, along with a pharmacy and clinic. The next two floors provide space for offices and a vocational school, while the fourth floor belongs to a two bedroom residence with access to a private rooftop terrace.

Green Wall Detail
Green Wall Detail

Equipment such as watering hoses, an air reservoir for ventilation and downpipes are integrated behind the aluminum panels to allow the façade to accommodate a comprehensive system for the building.

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Kubai Koigi · November 05, 2013

Wonderful design at the facade level, certainly makes it memorable when walking down the street.

Rob Bert · July 15, 2012
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Nezar Ahmadi · June 24, 2012

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esther huang · June 20, 2012

Pretty plants on the wall~
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DoorandWindowParts · June 19, 2012

This is one of the most interesting and beautiful living walls we&#39ve ever seen--the color contrast is #ToDieFor http://t.co/Z9fyUGry

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up_today_arch · June 18, 2012

Fantastical principle of the walls!

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