PLANTEC ARCHITECTS

PLANTEC ARCHITECTS

PROJECT

Laboratory / Office

Nihonbashi Honcho MK-Square

CONCEPT

This building’s concept is both traditional and progressive, based on a universal yet timelessly individual design. It was accomplished with the masonry facade that blends in to the townscape, an ascending sensation on the facade created with the rhythm of stone and glass composition, and a two-level vast open atrium at the entrance connecting to the city.  A simple composition of large-scale materials conveys a sense of elegance, while the materials themselves evoke the ambience of Nihonbashi and the colors bring out the building’s personality.

DATA

Location: Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Floors: 15 aboveground, 2 belowground, 2 penthouses
Structure: S, SRC, RC
Design period: April 2008 - Feb. 2010
Construction period: March 2010 - Oct. 2011
Site area: 1,348.96 ㎡
Building area: 839.91 ㎡
Total floor area: 13,477.7 ㎡