Gamo Sapporo Building, Sapporo Architecture, Cosmetics Facility Japan, Photos, Architect, Design

Gamo Sapporo, Japan : Architecture

Contemporary Japanese Design for cosmetics wholesale distributor by Edward Suzuki Associates

12 May 2010

Gamo Sapporo Building

Design: Edward Suzuki Associates

GAMO is a wholesale distributor of cosmetics including items used in beauty parlors such as shampoos and nail polishes. It is based on a membership system whereby members are entitled to purchase products at a discount rate as well as to use a number of facilities such as the multi-purpose studio/hall provided.

GAMO Sapporo GAMO Sapporo Building Sapporo Building GAMO Sapporo Japan
images from the architect

So far seven facilities have been designed and constructed all over Japan, and all have the same or similar space arrangement. For instance, the ground floor is usually occupied by parking space together with entrance hall with reception, elevator, and staircase. The second floor is predominantly boutique showcasing all or most of items that GAMO deals with. The third floor is usually office space along with meeting rooms. The fourth to fifth floors are most often occupied by a studio/hall boasting two levels of voluptuous space.

In most cases, the façade has a “makeup” of a skin/screen of various designs as an “interface” between the outside and the inside, serving as a filter, a cushion, and/or a buffer zone, as can be witnessed in the cases of GAMO Nagoya and Sapporo respectively.

GAMO Sapporo GAMO Sapporo GAMO Sapporo GAMO Sapporo
images from the architect

Gamo Sapporo images / information from Edward Suzuki Associates

Location: Sapporo, Japan, East Asia

Japan Architecture Designs

Contemporary Japan Architectural Selection

Japanese Architecture Design – chronological list

Hokkaido Building Designs

Hokkaido Buildings

Kasho Gyoen Hotel Accommodation, Minami-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan
Architects: Hiramoto Design Studio
Kasho Gyoen Hotel in Hokkaido
photography: Koji Fujii / Nacása&Partners Inc
Kasho Gyoen Hotel in Hokkaido

The Clearwater Building, Niseko, Hokkaido, Northern Japan
Design: Seshimo Architects + Peter Hahn Associates
The Clearwater Building
photography : Junji Kojima / 45gPhotography, Aaron Jamieson
The Clearwater Building in Hokkaido

GAMO, Nagoya, Japan
Design : Edward Suzuki Associates
GAMO Nagoya
photo from Edward Suzuki Associates
Gamo – Nagoya

Fragile Shelter, Sapporo
Design: Hidemi Nishida
Fragile Shelter Hokkaido

GR230, Kimobetsu

Another Sapporo Building:

Sarou Houmura
Nakayama Architects
Sapporo Building

Japanese Architecture – key projects

Tadao Ando

Tokyo Houses

HOTO FUDO, Yamanashi
Takeshi Hosaka Architects

Armani/Ginza Tower, Tokyo
Massimiliano Fuksas Architects
Armani/Ginza Tower

Japanese Architect Studios

Comments / photos for the Gamo Sapporo Architecture pages welcome

Visit Japan