Architect Shin Takamatsu has known this client since he designed office buildings in Kansai area. At the chance, he was honor to design the client’s first project in Tokyo. The site is a plot of Motoakasaka, Minato-ku; a prime location where office buildings gather. However, the client consistently requested only establishment of Shin Takamatsu’s originality. It is an entirely unrelated request to the site location and the building type. Therefore, the architect again had an opportunity to concentrate on a historical proposition “creation of new architecture”. This architecture’s theme was defined as “Mask” because, at this time to create a self-directive architecture in Tokyo where a lot of symbols overflow, the architect considered that to excessively extend the separation from the building type is only the method. Therefore, the architect concentrated on the method with his original theory.
Name: Imanishi Motoakasaka│Type: Commercial│Architect: Shin Takamatsu│Completed: 1991