Oharasando Building / TORU SHIMOKAWA architects

Oharasando Building / TORU SHIMOKAWA architects

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Oita, Japan
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Oharasando Building / TORU SHIMOKAWA architects - Interior Photography, Beam
© Ken’ichi Suzuki

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.

Oharasando Building / TORU SHIMOKAWA architects - Interior Photography, Beam, Glass, Column
© Ken’ichi Suzuki
Oharasando Building / TORU SHIMOKAWA architects - Interior Photography, Beam, Column
© Ken’ichi Suzuki

To make a gap of eye levels of people in-store or on the street, the 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.

Oharasando Building / TORU SHIMOKAWA architects - Interior Photography, Beam
© Ken’ichi Suzuki

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

Oharasando Building / TORU SHIMOKAWA architects - Exterior Photography, Brick, Windows, Facade
© Ken’ichi Suzuki

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Address:Oita, Japan

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Cite: "Oharasando Building / TORU SHIMOKAWA architects" 27 Sep 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/945166/oharasando-building-toru-shimokawa-architects> ISSN 0719-8884
© Ken’ichi Suzuki

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