Aroma Terrace by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Aroma Terrace

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
  • Area: 600 m2
  • Scheduled completion: 2021
  • Images: via Kengo Kuma and Associates

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