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Connected indoors and outdoors: Shibaura House removes the boundaries

Connected indoors and outdoors: Shibaura House removes the boundaries

This unique office building in the centre of Tokyo boldly showcases the creed of maximum transparency.

Object

Shibaura House, Tokyo, Japan

Concept

Kazuyo Sejima and Associates, Tokyo, Japan

Used products

STEEL BASE

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Photos

Iwan Baan, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Starting point

Shibaura House is a place used as a platform to foster interaction—not only between the office workers but also with regards to its community. Therefore, as much glass as possible was used to create levels where the building joins its environment in a light and open manner.

Solution

The steel-metallised "Steel Base" curtains are used to regulate light and heat.“Steel Base" creates a transparent look without notable cutbacks in performance. Yet the building presents itself in a light and open manner to the outside, with the curtains as a central feature of its architecture.