Green Cast / Kengo Kuma & Associates

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  • Structure Desing: Makino Structural Design
  • Total Area: 1047.80sqm (residence area: 181.61sqm)
  • 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 & Associates. Ltd.
  • Aluminum Die Cast: Sanwa Tajima
  • Aluminum Casting: Sanwa Tajima
  • Country: Japan
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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.

Green Cast / Kengo Kuma & Associates - Facade
© 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

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.

Green Cast / Kengo Kuma & Associates - Steel
© Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Address:Odawara-shi, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan

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Cite: "Green Cast / Kengo Kuma & Associates" 15 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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