Kengo Kuma & Associates

Tokyo | Since 1990

Green Cast

Odawara-shi, Kanagawa prefecture | Japan | Completed May 2010 – June 2011

Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
The façade of the building is covered with planters made of aluminum die-cast panels, which provides space for facilities. The 3 (up to 6) aluminum panels, which also form planters, are made in monoblock casting. Each panel is slanted, and its surface appears to be organic, of which cast comes from decayed styrene foam. Equipment such as watering hose, air reservoir for ventilation and downpipes are installed behind the panels so that the façade can accommodate a comprehensive system for the building.

Design team:

Kengo Kuma & Associates

Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
photographer: Daici Ano
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast
Kengo Kuma & Associates-Green Cast