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Sunwell Muse Kitasando / Takato Tamagami and Tsutomu Hasegawa

  • 01:00 - 7 July, 2012
Sunwell Muse Kitasando / Takato Tamagami and Tsutomu Hasegawa
Sunwell Muse Kitasando / Takato Tamagami and Tsutomu Hasegawa, © Masaya Yoshimura
© Masaya Yoshimura

© Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura © Masaya Yoshimura +22

© Masaya Yoshimura

This is a building of a textile planning and trading company which handles the entire process from the production to retail.

© Masaya Yoshimura
© Masaya Yoshimura

© Masaya Yoshimura

The site is well located on the corner plot near the fashionable city "Harajuku". The client had been focusing on female apparel business, so the concept of our building design which is a metaphor of female beauty was suitable for them to put across their corporate identity.

© Masaya Yoshimura
© Masaya Yoshimura

© Masaya Yoshimura

The components that characterizes this architecture are the two curved surface walls which dominate the entire space.

© Masaya Yoshimura
© Masaya Yoshimura

© Masaya Yoshimura

These two walls form a shortcut path which connects the roads in front of each side of the corner plot. This path which looks like a narrow alley or the bottom of a ravine leads visitors inside the building, to the event hall in the basement and the showrooms on the first and second floors.

© Masaya Yoshimura
© Masaya Yoshimura

© Masaya Yoshimura

The curves used in the elevation surfaces on the north side and the east side represent those of a female body.

© Masaya Yoshimura
© Masaya Yoshimura

© Masaya Yoshimura

The graceful curved surface walls were created by connecting the curves with a straight line.

Plan, Elevation & Section 01

These curved walls are used as a motif of this architecture, and you can see them not only in the façade but also in the internal spaces on each floor. 

© Masaya Yoshimura
© Masaya Yoshimura
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Sunwell Muse Kitasando / Takato Tamagami and Tsutomu Hasegawa" 07 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/250518/sunwell-muse-kitasando-takato-tamagami/>
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