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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Un Mur / Ginza Boutique in Tokyo, Japan by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

February 9th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

A wall having a flexible form like a curtain creates an atmosphere like “forest” in Ginza, the heart of Tokyo.

A wall create the space that opens to the outside of the store and connects the street with the inside the shop. This high- ceiling space is a entrance hall of this boutique to welcome pedestrians in the street. It also can be communication space such as an event hall, a gallery space or terrace.

The interior is flooded by natural white light through the gently waving “Wall”. Being filled with the play of light, visitors will find a variety of furnishings in this boutique.

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  • Architect: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
  • Name of Project: Un Mur / Ginza Boutique
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program: Boutique / Renovation
  • Built area: 160 m2
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2012 French, Rhinoceros 4+ Grasshooper, 3D studio Max 2012, Photoshop CS5,5, Indesign CS5,5

Kotaro horiuchi architecture

Kotaro HORIUCHI was born in 1978 in Nagoya AICHI, JAPAN. He received a master degree in urbanism and architecture from graduate school of university,Tokyo JAPAN.

In 2009 he established his own Paris-based practice, Tokyo and Nagoya practices, after gaining experience through world renowned architecture firms such as: DPA – Dominique Perrault Architecture (Paris, France), Mecanoo Architecten (Delft, The Netherlands), and PPAG – Popelka Poduschka Architekten (Vienna, Austria) from 2003 to 2009.

Kotaro HORIUCHI’s architectural design firm – Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture- is headquartered in Nagoya AICHI, JAPAN, works on multiple projects of architecture, urban design and interior design around the world.

He won Silver Award of JCD Design Award 2011.


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