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Luminous Tokyo, Japan

New Tokyo Commercial Property design by Jun Sakaguchi Architect

30 Apr 2014 – new larger photos of this building added to this page

Luminous Building Tokyo

Design: Jun Sakaguchi Architect

Nine storey commercial building – reminiscent of a spine, a vertebral column formed from concrete, each floor as a vertebra.

Luminous Building Tokyo

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Jun Sakaguchi as a practice director of PTW Architects won a design competition for this small commercial block in Tokyo in 2006.

Luminous Building Tokyo

Crowned with a penthouse rising above the 31m height limit but within the set-back line, it glows like finely cut jewellery. Most surrounding buildings are 31m high, so the penthouse enjoys open views from the timber deck terrace to the Tokyo Station area and further up to the Shinjuku district.

Luminous Building Tokyo

The façade has a beautiful and deeply curved glass wall, which maximizes the frontage for tenants and continually reflects changes in the environment. A central glass lift-well unifies the curve of the penthouse with the lower levels, creating a symbolic form. This building provides a new landmark and a novel way to activate a typical commercial area.

Luminous Building Tokyo

The plan provides 95% efficiency of net area on typical levels with the innovative design approach providing an environmentally friendly design for its tenants.

Luminous – Building Information

Address: Kodenma-cho, Tokyo, Japan
Type: Commercial
Project Description: commercial building in Tokyo
Design: Worked as design architect at PTW for concept design, design development and detail design in association with AXS
Completion: 2008
Area: 1,513m2

Photographs: Tomohiro Sakashita

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Luminous Tokyo tower building images / information from Jun Sakaguchi Architect, 11 Jan 2013

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Location: Kodenma-cho, Tokyo, Japan, eastern Asia

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