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  7. Complex / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects

Complex / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects

  • 20:00 - 18 May, 2015
Complex / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects
Complex / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects, © Yoshihiro Asada
© Yoshihiro Asada

© Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada + 33

© Yoshihiro Asada
© Yoshihiro Asada

Text description provided by the architects. The building is located along an arterial road with heavy traffic. The surrounding area is full of commercial facilities and condos.
It was designed as an office building for a corporation, and consists of four layers including the garage on the first floor, the office on the second floor, and the guest house on the third and fourth floors.

© Yoshihiro Asada
© Yoshihiro Asada

The solid walls of the façade are finished with rough steel plates, which enhance massiveness of the building.

© Yoshihiro Asada
© Yoshihiro Asada

Meanwhile, the elaborately designed positions of the openings create the light appearance.
And what characterizes the inner space of this building is the guest house designed on the third and fourth floors. The space of the two-tiered living room and dining kitchen is themed with light; The light-leading route that is laid out in the void produces variation in the cross section of the ceiling and visual clearance. The radiating light brings about tender atmosphere on the one hand, and creates crisp space on the other.

© Yoshihiro Asada
© Yoshihiro Asada
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© Yoshihiro Asada
© Yoshihiro Asada

The impressive design, which makes the best use of shade and shadow both in the external and internal spaces of the building, has become a local landmark that characterizes the corporate image.

© Yoshihiro Asada
© Yoshihiro Asada

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Cite: "Complex / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects" 18 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/630775/complex-form-kouichi-kimura-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884