Hongkou Soho by Kengo Kuma Associates

Hongkou Soho

Hongkou Soho
Photo © Jerry Yin

The project is primarily an office building, which is distinctive in that it hosts a shared space downstairs for office-use.

Hongkou Soho
Photo © Jerry Yin

The building is open and linked with the city outside.

Hongkou Soho
Photo © Jerry Yin

The image of gentle connection is expressed in the façade and public space of the building.

Hongkou Soho
Photo © Jerry Yin

For the façade, we created “pleats”, made of aluminum mesh in (18mm width) like woven lace, which forms a soft dress for women.

Hongkou Soho
Photo © Jerry Yin

The pleats change their expressions gradually according to the angle, strength, and tone of sunshine.

Hongkou Soho
Photo © Jerry Yin

The public space is also like a creature’s skin, represented with stone and aluminum panels, which creates an atmosphere totally different from ordinary “hard” buildings. Source by Kengo Kuma Associates.

Hongkou Soho
Photo © Jerry Yin
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Architects: Kengo Kuma Associates
  • Area: 95,000m2
  • Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Jerry Yin, via Kengo Kuma and Associates
Hongkou Soho
Photo © Jerry Yin
Hongkou Soho
Photo © Jerry Yin
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