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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.

Kanda Terrace in Tokyo, Japan by Key Operation Inc.

 
May 7th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Key Operation Inc. 

Located in a central Tokyo neighborhood with many low and mid-rise office buildings, this rental building for restaurants stands on a long, narrow lot, surrounded on three sides by streets.

Key considerations when designing a building of this type are how to create a group identity for the tenants and how to relate the units to the cityscape.

Because of its city-center location, this mid-rise building needed to be commercially efficient, occupying the entire permissible floor area ratio and filling that space with restaurant tenants on every floor.

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

  • Architects: Key Operation Inc.
  • Project: Kanda Terrace
  • Location: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Shigeo Ogawa
  • Structural Engineer: Delta Structural Consultants
  • Service Design: Comodo plan
  • Site Area: 154.91m2
  • Building Area: 116.66m2
  • Total Floor Area: 986.03m2
  • Design Period: July 2015 – July 2016
  • Construction Period: August 2016 –September 2017
  • Date of Completion: September 2017

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

It was therefore essential to create the image of a building full of restaurants, to set up a bright and welcoming environment for visitors, and an attractive building for the passerby.

The new building has a recessed façade with three-dimensional stacked terraces, protruding into this space on each floor. The size and shape of these terraces vary by floor, creating a layered form that changes as it moves upward.

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Furthermore, this dynamic façade is entirely made of glass, allowing people outside to look into the restaurants. These excrescences are real outside extensions to the restaurants space, and appear to the facing street like a lively theater scene.

The sheltered terraces are connected with a strategically placed yet continuous gap link the terraces with above and below, allowing even diners on the higher floors to sense the people and cars passing on the street below and enjoy eating in a dynamic urban atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

In typical multi-story restaurant buildings, tenants are completely independent of one another, but this building, they interact through terraces, creating opportunities for customers at each restaurant to visit the others.

Regarding the materiality of the building, the black joinery work and frames, while avoiding an office-like exterior appearance, give to the building an entity, and allow each restaurant unit to stand out clearly from each other. For the interior spaces, the black window sashes, neutral and basic, allows the users to appropriate the space easily.

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

In response to its context, the building, alike a porous volume, encourages the terraces on each floor to connect to the street and the larger neighborhood. In doing so, it aims to a new type of public character.

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Key Operation Inc.

Image Courtesy © Key Operation Inc.

Image Courtesy © Key Operation Inc.

Image Courtesy © Key Operation Inc.

Image Courtesy © Key Operation Inc.

Image Courtesy © Key Operation Inc.

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