The building accommodates a beauty salon on the ground floor, while the upper floor houses the office of the owner’s property company. Red cedar covers the volumes that frame the glazed frontages. Even the building’s structure is made of wooden elements. The cross-braced timber frame creates a pattern and enhances the segmented appearance at night.
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Hardwood was used for flooring and ceilings and extends onto the decks and undersides of the balconies. The theme of natural materials permeates the entire building. The roof features three raised beds covered in vegetation and planted with small trees, making the entire roof appear as an extension of the surrounding landscape.
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Photos by Yohei Sasakura