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July 10, 2012

Plants Sprout Through Perforated Aluminum Facade In Japan

Plants Sprout Through Perforated Aluminum Facade In Japan

Location: Odawara-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Designers: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Status: May 2010-June 2011

The aluminum panels featured on the ‘Green Cast’ façade were penetrated with dozens of small holes that would allow foliage to sprout throughout the front of the structure. The die-cast aluminum panels were formed against the building’s existing synthetic resin forming the rugged, lumpy appearance seen on the exterior.

Designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates in 2010, the project features its own ventilation system and rainwater downpipes hidden behind the panels. A pharmacy, clinic, offices and an apartment are concealed within this four-story multi-purpose building. The contrast of the green plants as they sprout out of the pale façade creates a unique interpretation of organic design.

images and information © Kengo Kuma & Associates and Dezeen

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