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Tokyo 2012

Architectural Design


Architects: Takenaka

Structural/MEP engineers: Takenaka

Photography: Miyagawa

*Work designed while at Takenaka


As part of the French Embassy redevelopment, the site of this luxury condominium was leased to a team of private developers for a fixed term to finance the construction of the new Embassy. The site, where the formal embassy stood embraces the rich forest within the Embassy compound allowing dwellers to enjoy a dense and lush greenery rarely obtained in the middle of Tokyo. The arc-shaped plan is derived directly from the site geometry while upper floors set back and create a terraced roof line. At the ground level, the lobby area is designed as a boutique art gallery with a quiet garden facing the woods, providing a tranquil outdoor space for exclusive use of the residents. 


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