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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 and NAP Architects have created a beautiful new urban roof garden on top of Tokyu Plaza Omotesando at Harajuku. The public space is designed to offer shoppers a place to relax, and the lush terrace features plenty of trees, tables and steps where people can meet, sit and enjoy a meal. One of the urban oasis' most eye-catching features is the kaleidoscope-like escalator entrance, which is made from dozens of tilted mirrors.
The roof garden ’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  Plaza Omotesando  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 , birds and other people. Multifunctional steps were created all around the terrace allow people to sit comfortably around the edge of the park.
Via Archilovers 
Photos by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd 
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URLs in this post:
 roof garden: http://inhabitat.com/photos-les-docks-design-center-is-topped-by-a-luscious-green-roof-terrace-in-paris/
 Tokyu: http://inhabitat.com/artist-yumiko-matsui-recreates-the-city-of-tokyo-entirely-from-paper/
 Plaza Omotesando: http://inhabitat.comHarajuku ‘s Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Features a Kaleidoscope Entrance and a Green Public Terrace
 trees: http://inhabitat.com/organic-japanese-shell-residence-wraps-around-a-centenarian-fir-tree/
 + Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd: http://www.nakam.info/
 Archilovers: http://www.archilovers.com/p65554/Tokyu-Plaza-Omotesando-Harajuku
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