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Ginza, Tokyo, japan, glazed façade, amano design, double skin façade, aluminum, tower, parametric design, computation

The client for this filigree-façade building by Amano Design, located in Ginza Central Street of Tokyo is a developer company. The company purchased a long-sought after lot in Ginza, and planned to build a commercial, office building. The atmosphere is quite different from the gorgeous Central Street, and the site is on an empty street which is often seen behind the street with large-sized buildings. Attracting as many people as possible into such a street is our task. As they state in Amano Design Office, the client desired the building to be a gorgeous existence. In addition, the designer desired to provide a “slight feeling of strangeness” to the passersby that would attract them to the building.

Due to the fact that the street scenery is hectic, a double skin structure for the façade is employed, consisting of glass curtain walls and graphically treated aluminum punched metal. The façade therefore becomes a part of the interior decoration and obviates the need for window treatments such as blinds or curtains. By using a double skin, reduction of the air conditioning load and the glass cleaning burden was also intended.

The irregular façade design was determined by computing a design to avoid arbitrary forms and to approximate forms in nature. At Amano Design they believed that a well-made incidental form would likely be a less-disagreeable design. In the neighborhood of mostly modernist architecture with horizontal and vertical or geometric shapes, the building has a proper feeling of strangeness, attracts special attention, and has an appeal as a commercial building. The abstract flower graphic is used to balance the impression of the façade.

Ginza, Tokyo, japan, glazed façade, amano design, double skin façade, aluminum, tower, parametric design, computation

Ginza, Tokyo, japan, glazed façade, amano design, double skin façade, aluminum, tower, parametric design, computation

Ginza, Tokyo, japan, glazed façade, amano design, double skin façade, aluminum, tower, parametric design, computation

Ginza, Tokyo, japan, glazed façade, amano design, double skin façade, aluminum, tower, parametric design, computation

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