The design of the Kojimachi Terrace office in Tokyo is a rebellion against the traditional manifestation of structures like this. The aesthetic of the high-rise is carefully curated by Nendo who took inspiration from natural materials and focused on "bringing the outside in."
The Kojimachi Terrace breaks barriers of design as it infuses the futuristic presentation of contemporary office buildings with subtle hints at Eastern culture and meditation. For the facade, Nendo opted in for a timber grid. This feature is intended to "support the openness of the building" and it directly ties to the design firm's mission — to break tradition in office planning. Other elements that stand out in the silhouette of the Kojimachi Terrace structure are the randomly placed windows that boast plants which are visible from outside.