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09/06/2015

Toshima Ward Office in Tokyo, by Kengo Kuma

 
Near Ikebukuro Station and the iconic Sunshine Tower, the Japanese firm Kengo Kuma and Associates has built a new skyscraper for the municipal offices of Toshima, a Tokyo ward. Containing 94,681 square meters in 49 floors rising 189 meters, the mixed-use building includes – besides the nine lower levels for the administration – 322 apartments and a public vertical garden called Toshima no Mori (Forest of Toshima) and featuring native plants. Conceived as a tree, the facade combines different kinds of panels in the manner of 'leaves': photovoltaic cells, parasols with slats of recycled wood, and 'green' modules covered with vegetation.
The Plenitude of the Void

The Plenitude of the Void

Luis Fernández-Galiano
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