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2008

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン金賞

Award-winning item
SIA Aoyama Building [SIA Aoyama Building]
Business Owner
Simplex Investment Advisors Inc.
Domain/Category
Industry - Office, commercial, and manufacturing/production facilities
Company
Simplex Investment Advisors Inc. (Japan)
Award Number
08B09025
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2008

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Outline

This building was developed to address two themes. In a trendsetting area with a greater mix of workplaces among homes, can we design office buildings that are at once landmarks yet not out of place? And can we design office buildings that redefine workspaces and invite people to see them in new ways? The architects expressed their answer to these questions externally in an unembellished white tower, with an arrangement of windows in various sizes, and internally in how tenants experience spacious rooms that are much airier than most office buildings because each floor is 6.4 m tall.

Producer

Simplex Investment Advisors Inc. Real Estate Business Department

Director

JUN AOKI & ASSOCIATES Jun Aoki

Designer

JUN AOKI & ASSOCIATES Jun Aoki/ Shinichi Tokuda

青木淳(撮影:筒井義昭)

More information

http://www.simplexinv.com

竣工
2008/4/30

Evaluation

This is an office building that breaks away from the typical notion of what office buildings should look like. From the outside, it looks like a pure white, monolithic structure with square openings scattered here and there, so that you can't tell what it is used for or how many stories it has. The spacious one-room interior offices have pairs of windows placed vertically and ceilings nearly 5 meters high. It does away with the idea of an office building as a glass fa ade, and creates a new image for office buildings with its superior base isolation structure.

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