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Oharasando Building / TORU SHIMOKAWA architects

Oharasando Building / TORU SHIMOKAWA architects

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Oita, Japan
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Text description provided by the architects. This flagship shop of multi-brand apparel is located in Hita city, Oita prefecture. The architect put emphasis on transparency of the interior, for shoppers inside the store feel uncomfortable when they are seen from outside the glazed openings.

© Ken’ichi Suzuki
© Ken’ichi Suzuki
© Ken’ichi Suzuki
© Ken’ichi Suzuki

To make a gap of eye levels of people in store or on the street, men’s floor is half underground and the ladies’ floor is the raised ground floor. The concrete beams and columns surround the store to make buffering voids around under a thick concrete overhang.

© Ken’ichi Suzuki
© Ken’ichi Suzuki

The repeated stark concrete lattice expressively induce visitors to step in the store. Once you enter the piloti, you will be impressed with the strong horizontal lines and the volume of the concrete.

© Ken’ichi Suzuki
© Ken’ichi Suzuki

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Address:Oita, Japan

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Cite: "Oharasando Building / TORU SHIMOKAWA architects" 07 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/945166/oharasando-building-toru-shimokawa-architects> ISSN 0719-8884
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