Tokoyo Fashion Museum
Tokoyo City, Japan
Omotesando St. Aoyama Neighborhood, Minato-ward
Challenges the idea of “thinness” in architectural surface and skin. The project takes a singular module type which Propagates itself over the entire massing. Much like an article of clothing, the envelope was designed with individual panels which are attached together at the seams. Instead of a shrink-wrapped envelope, the building “tears” apart at the seam conditions to reveal interior programmatic activity, specifically at the runway level. The specific component deployed was chosen for it’s sectional qualities - one surface which splays into a second, and could be used for additional structural support or to reach back and attach to interior members. It investigates the notion of introducing variation within this homogenous structure by utilizing three different conditions of treating the spaces between - open structure, glazing, and solid fill. The intensity, and location, of each condition creates a secondary figuration which brings the massing into a cohesive whole.
PILSUN.HAM / SEUNG-HYUN.KIM / MATTHEW.NOE
Instructor: ELENA MANFERDINI