Base Minami Aoyama
- Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture
- Tokyo, Japan
The BASE Minami-Aoyama is a three-storied tenant complex which faces with the road on both north and south side of its site. From the facade on its north side to south side, the ground level goes up by 4 meters: the design incorporated that factor to let the building act as the fl ow line to connect both roads on its sides.
Its gate-shaped frames line up in slightly shifted way like a series of modern art sculptures. Within these frames,
printed glass screens overlap each other, creating unique scenes that changes as you walk in. The slits between gate-shaped frames filter sunlight just like trees and make interior space naturally rich in light and warm atmosphere.
These slits run from glass wall to top-light, keeping each gate-shaped frame independent through the top-light.
Each gate-shaped frame creates one unit of space composition. First and second fl oor have 18 shop space varied in its size from 4 to 10 square meters.
Fashion related tenants, such as apparel boutique, jewelry shop, accessory shop, nail salon, design atelier are expected. On the third fl oor is a common area and meeting room, in addition to the largest tenant space for cafe or restaurant with terrace and roof balcony area where can be also used for tables.
Producer/PM: Komura Angency CO.,LTD
Collaboration: Kazuya Nishimura
Client: House Planning CO.,LTD
Structural Design: Rhythm Design
Contractor: SHIN CORPORATION
Aluminum: Shinko Stainless
Site Area: 164.60SQM
Building Area 262.71SQM
AIA JAPAN DESIGN AWARDS 2011
2A ASIA ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2015 Finalist