SunnyHills at Minami-Aoyama / Kengo Kuma & Associates

SunnyHills at Minami-Aoyama / Kengo Kuma & Associates

© Daici Ano Construction Process. Image © Kengo Kuma & Associates © Daici Ano Construction Process. Image © Kengo Kuma & Associates + 38

Minato, Japan
  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 293.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013
  • Photographs photographs: Daici Ano, Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Structure: Jun Sato Structural Engineering
  • Facilities: Kankyo Engineering
  • Construction: Satohide Corporation
  • Hvac: San-ei Setsubi Kogyo
  • Plumbing: San-ei Setsubi Kogyo
  • Electric: Kokko Systems
  • Client: Sunny Hills Japan
  • Site Area: 175.69m2
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© Daici Ano
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Structure Diagram 4
Structure Diagram 4
Structure Diagram 5
Structure Diagram 5

This shop, specialized in selling pineapple cake (popular sweet in Taiwan), is in the shape of a bamboo basket. It is built on a joint system called “Jiigoku-Gumi,” traditional method used in Japanese wooden architecture (often observed in Shoji: vertical and cross pieces in the same width are entwined in each other to form a muntin grid).

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

Normally the two pieces intersect in two dimensions, but here they are combined in 30 degrees in 3 dimensions (or in cubic), which came into a structure like a cloud. With this idea, the section size of each wood piece was reduced to as thin as 60mm×60mm.

© Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

As the building is located in middle of the residential area in Aoyama, we wanted to give some soft and subtle atmosphere to it, which is completely different from a concrete box. We expect that the street and the architecturecould be in good chemistry.

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Address: 3 Chome-10-20 Minamiaoyama, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "SunnyHills at Minami-Aoyama / Kengo Kuma & Associates" 11 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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