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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.

Towada civic center plaza in Japan by Kengo Kuma & Associates

 
September 1st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

This wooden building was constructed as the city’s community center for people to gather. We repeated the roofs for the façade so that it could merge into the neighboring townscape of small houses.

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Project: Towada civic center plaza
  • Location: Towada, Aomori, Japan
  • Photography: Kenta Hasegawa
  • Type: Community center
  • Design:Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Structure: Jun Sato Structural Engineering
  • Machinery: Kankyo Engineering
  • Textile: Kengo Kuma & Associates + Yoko Ando Design
  • Design period: 2012.1 ~ 2013.2
Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

  • Construction period: 2013.7 ~ 2014.10
  • Site area: 5774.16 m2
  • Built area:1875.37 m2
  • Total floor area:1846.97 m2
  • Scale: one story above ground
  • Finish :cedar panel, meshed sheet
Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

On the exterior wall, wainscot panels are applied with spaces in between, and it expresses a warm and friendly face to the street of the land to the north. The street in front of the building actually extends into the interior, and is given the name “Michi-no-Hiroba (plaza for the street),” around which a children’s playroom, cooking studio and tatami room are arranged.

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kengo Kuma & Associates

Image Courtesy © Kengo Kuma & Associates

Image Courtesy © Kengo Kuma & Associates

Image Courtesy © Kengo Kuma & Associates

Image Courtesy © Kengo Kuma & Associates

Image Courtesy © Kengo Kuma & Associates

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