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Mosaic / SAKO Architects

  • 01:00 - 20 December, 2009
Mosaic / SAKO Architects
Mosaic / SAKO Architects, © Shu He & Misae Hiromatsu
© Shu He & Misae Hiromatsu

© Shu He & Misae Hiromatsu © Shu He & Misae Hiromatsu © Shu He & Misae Hiromatsu © Shu He & Misae Hiromatsu +37

From the architect. It is a complex facility. The lower part of the building is the department store, and 3 residential towers were built on top of it. The motif of “Mosaic” was adopted through out this project. It is consistently used as motifs of exterior, interior, signs, and landscape designs. The big volume consisting of “mosaics” is to convey the image of the landmark filled with festivity like the spectacle of fluttering confetti. And the intricate reflecting surface of the main entrance which has the form of a huge opening mouth articulates, amplifies and emits the movement of people and the various lights.

© Shu He & Misae Hiromatsu
© Shu He & Misae Hiromatsu
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Tyler · February 04, 2013

Mosaic by "Psycho" architects... it's like they wanted to ensure the likelihood of a SHINING type incident happening....

william zhang · April 12, 2012


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sullka · January 05, 2010

Is it really residential?

The floor plan they show looks more like a Hotel layout.

Either case, the main issue is "scale", there's a line (and it's not that fine) where something goes from trendy to kitsch, and they sure crossed it, maybe intentionally, who knows.

All those panels and pixels and mirrors, would work better at a 1/4 their size atleast. Seems like an art installation in an otherwise blank building.

mano de chivo · January 05, 2010

i think that it was sooooooo much of the texture.......

i guess that a little less would have been better......

greetings from mexico

chenlu98 · December 30, 2009

Just a terrible surface?A terrible motif ?

lxp · December 24, 2009


chenlu98 · December 30, 2009 12:33 PM


hOLa · December 23, 2009

Did they use only Revit? LMAO

Leo · December 22, 2009

It's just a idea,having no life,and i'm sad...

m_daus · December 22, 2009

Modern day "Arkham Asylum" - this is where all the lunatic architects are going to end up if this recession gets any worse.

Ali Manco · December 22, 2009

I think the designers thought it was graphics they're doing. But how come the client paid for this nonsense?

timothy · December 21, 2009

Somebody in the design-team should go and work for a magazine or something, because this is absolute rubbish. Even better: just don't waste anymore resources, stop it, just stop...

Rache · December 21, 2009

I agree it's no live

antti · December 21, 2009

this kind of pixelated effects very rarely work. This has to be the worst I've seen. And Shane is absolutely correct...

jobohrer · December 21, 2009

in a few minutes living there, people will be seeing little naked dwarfs running around... just wait...

Luis Portas · December 23, 2009 12:34 PM

hum... naked people running around...that might be fun... depending on who lives there :P

alex · December 21, 2009

the patten is tooooooo busy.nasty.

Michael · December 21, 2009

dear world,

i hereby resign from the profession.
and this is almost enough to make me resign from life.

yours faithfully,

an architect

TDA · December 21, 2009

they just made a chaotic, hyper-intensive place like Beijing, more chaotic and hyper-intensive.
i wanna go home...

novan · December 21, 2009

i feel dizzy

Joao · December 21, 2009


Shane · December 21, 2009

Is it me or is this disgusting?
Boring spaces with nauseating patterns everywhere.


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