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Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP Architects’ New Green-Roofed Tokyo Plaza Features a Dizzying Kaleidoscopic Entrance

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 16, 2013 @ 5:26 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Urban design | No Comments

Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd, NAP Architects, green roof garden, Tokyu Plaza Omotesando , Tokyo, shopping area, multifunctional steps, community table

The roof garden [1]’s heart has a hexagonal communal table with trees sprouting and a glazed core. Attracting people as well as plenty of birds and butterflies, the trees all around it help to filter out noise and excess sun while purifying the air. A unique secluded space within one of the world’s busiest shopping districts, this green roof garden provides a break for the most fashionable urban residents.

The entrance to Tokyu [2] Plaza Omotesando [3] is through a kaleidoscope-like tunnel that reflects fashionable visitors in a dazzling effect. But passing the shops and right at the top, a green terrace is the perfect place to relax in a setting that is surrounded by plants, trees [4], birds and other people. Multifunctional steps were created all around the terrace allow people to sit comfortably around the edge of the park.

+ Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd [5]

Via Archilovers [6]

Photos by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd [5]

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URLs in this post:

[1] roof garden: http://inhabitat.com/photos-les-docks-design-center-is-topped-by-a-luscious-green-roof-terrace-in-paris/

[2]  Tokyu: http://inhabitat.com/artist-yumiko-matsui-recreates-the-city-of-tokyo-entirely-from-paper/

[3] Plaza Omotesando: http://inhabitat.comHarajuku ‘s Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Features a Kaleidoscope Entrance and a Green Public Terrace

[4] trees: http://inhabitat.com/organic-japanese-shell-residence-wraps-around-a-centenarian-fir-tree/

[5] + Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd: http://www.nakam.info/

[6] Archilovers: http://www.archilovers.com/p65554/Tokyu-Plaza-Omotesando-Harajuku

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