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  5. Kengo Kuma & Associates
  6. 2011
  7. Green Cast / Kengo Kuma & Associates

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

© Kengo Kuma & Associates © Kengo Kuma & Associates © Kengo Kuma & Associates © Kengo Kuma & Associates + 18

  • 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 Specs Less Specs

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

© Kengo Kuma & Associates
© Kengo Kuma & Associates









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