The color was broken down to five Japanese traditional colors, Akane-iro (madder), Ebicha-iro (reddish brown), Hiwada-iro (dusky red), Bengara-iro (Bengal red), and Kuri-iro (maroon) (in part to show Japaneseness and sensitiveness to foreigners who will visit the Olympic stadium nearby) which then were rearranged in a manner to provide eye-catching eﬀect and landscape preservation.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This is a four-storied multi-tenant building on a narrow site located between Shibuya and Harajuku, facing Fire Street (a fire station is located on the street) on the West, and Yamanote line and Miyashita Park on the East. Special attention was given to insolation to sunlight and eyesight on the east and west elevations, both of which are front facades.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
1-9-7, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
For insolation, aluminum mesh is fitted to the ALC outer wall just like rattan blinds to block the sunlight most effectively. The aluminum boards are made to be only 2mm thick not to burden the structure, with their curves allowing for expansion in summer and contraction in winter. They come to pieces so that maintenance can be done manually, and the difference in color of all adjacent pieces helps any partially replaced piece not to distinguish itself.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
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Image #1~#4: Photographer Shigeo Ogawa