Sarugaku / Akihisa Hirata

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  • Architects: Akihisa Hirata
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  538
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007

Text description provided by the architects. This is a set of commercial tenant building in Daikanyama, Tokyo.

From legal condition it was demanded to build several small volumes in narrow site, and we decided to make several volumes that seemed to be mountains.

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Thereby valley-shaped space between mountains is formed, where people and displayed things will overflow. Each shop can enlarge itself on the mountain-shaped volumes.

Sarugaku / Akihisa Hirata - Windows, Facade

Lengthwise windows extend over floors, and they seems all together straight from a certain direction.

It is also planned that windows penetrate volumes. Thereby each mountain-shaped volume is connected and people can experience mysterious time as if they walk in forest of illusion.

Sarugaku / Akihisa Hirata - Lighting, Handrail

We aim at making vigorous buildings which acquires strength by overflowing with things and people.

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Address:Tokyo, Japan

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Cite: "Sarugaku / Akihisa Hirata" 30 Oct 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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