The project is for the new headquarters of the Aroma Environment Association Japan, an institution which conducts research and issues licenses related to aroma therapy.
The site has a view of the swimming pool designed by Kenzo Tange for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, which became a symbol of them.
We decided to treat this view as the leading role for the project, and designed a transparent cube of glass to respond to this location.
The structure consists of an attempt to create is masonry using wood. Wood pieces are stacked up to form a tunnel-shaped space, where human bodies and aroma can interact with each other. Source by Kengo Kuma and Associates.
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
- Architect: Kengo Kuma and Associates
- Project team: Minoru Yokoo,Yutaro Ohta,Nanako Adachi,Yohei Mochizuki, Fumiya Kaneko
- Structural engineer: Ejiri Structural Engineers
- MEP engineer: KANKYO ENGINEERING INC.
- Area: 600 m2
- Scheduled completion: 2021
- Images: via Kengo Kuma and Associates