Scala is a commercial- and office-complex by Atsushi Kitagawara near busy Roppongi-area. The architect was educated at Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music and opened his office in 1980. The facade of Scala is a virtuoso composition different volumes, forms, materials and colors. There is a cubic glas-steel-box which is surmounted by a concrete hopper-like volume. As architectural punchline Kitagawara introduces there a spring-board as a metaphor of fleetingness and the fast pace of life in Tokyo.
Name: Scala │Type: Office / Commercial│Architect: Atsushi Kitagawara│Completed: 1992