Though the 'HULIC & New Shibuya' building stands in the bright and bustling Center-Gai in Tokyo, the building still manages to stick out from the wealth of surrounding neon lights and general distraction thanks to a unique form factor. The building has 10 storeys, and each of those is stacked at a slightly askew angle from the one directly above and below it, leading to a haphazard shape for the structure as a whole — almost as if each level was placed atop the last completely at random.
Beyond the unique shape, the building is clad entirely in glass (save for the steel support beams). The purpose behind that decision "is to visualize every floor as a volume in which...pedestrians can perceive the inner life from the street." Not only is that a savvy commercial move, but it serves to brighten up the street as well.
Off-Kilter Office Buildings
More Stats +/-
Future Festival & Malcolm Gladwell - Early Bird Deadline
Ambitious Office Building Additions
Treed Social Housing Projects
Geometrical Energy Buildings
Ivy-Covered Office Spaces
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.
'HULIC & New Shibuya' Features Skewed Glass Levels
- By: Joey HaarJan 20, 2018