After World War II Kunio Maekawa founded a company specialized in production of prefab concrete elements which you also find in this project: The 40 meters deep and 9-storey high building is placed in the busy shopping area of Shinjuku. Its basement is directly connected to the subway station. Originally the Kinokuniya bookstore was only on the first and second floor – besides there was also a restaurant and an auditorium. Today the complete building is used as a bookstore.
Name: Kinokuniya Bookstore│Type: Commercial│Architect: Kunio Maekawa│Completed: 1964