TBWA/Hakuhodo Office by Klein Dytham Architecture

To create the new agency for TBWA/Hakuhodo, Klein Dytham Architecture transformed an old bowling alley in a large 8 story amusement complex in downtown Tokyo. A central park runs through the middle of the space and a series of shelters for meeting rooms, project rooms and director’s offices generate a small townscape in the space, where the raised areas on top of the shelters make for pleasant breakout spaces. The office is entered on the 6th floor of the building. This floor acts as reception, Read more [...]
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Sakura Cafe by Klein Dytham Architecture

Klein Dytham Architecture designed this beautiful outdoor furniture for a cherry blossom party to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the opening of Tokyo Mid-Town, a major mixed use development in Tokyo. The solution was to create large cherry blossom seats and tables of polystyrene coated with a urethane surface which spreads the pressure. Via dezeen Read more [...]
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Moku Moku Yu Baths by Klein Dytham Architecture

The Moku Moku Yu Baths, designed by Klein Dytham Architecture in 2006, is a timber bathhouse set amidst pine forest at the Risonare Resort. Communal bathing is an ancient and venerable tradition in Japan. Using circles, the interpenetration of spaces serves to blur the usual division between inside and outside, and between male and female. Bathers separate by sex at the entrance for undressing and washing, but are able to rejoin again in the outdoor communal bath. Read more [...]
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Brillare Dinning and Party Space by Klein Dytham Architecture

The Brillare Dinning and Party Space, designed by Klein Dytham Architecture in 2005, is an addition to the Risonare Resort where the Leaf Chapel is located. The main space is built around a single 18 meter long table, with 22 chairs on each side. The room and furniture are completely white. Nature graces every gathering through sliding glass panels running the full length of the room. A botanically-inspired ornamental pattern frets the ceiling and frames the absent vanishing point, which, Read more [...]
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Gao Nursery by Klein Dytham Architecture

The Gao Nursery is another intervention of Klein Dytham Architecture at the Risonare Resort. Gao is a nursery and activity center for children and the young at heart. The space is defined by a long, wall-like pile of roughly sawn logs that separates an open, flexible and public space from a series of smaller, functionally defined rooms. Read more [...]
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Cafe & Book by Klein Dytham Architecture

The Cafe & Book, designed by Klein Dytham Architecture in 2005, is another project at Risonare Resort. This well-curated bookstore and a cafe are open to those staying at the resort, as well as visitors. The forest motif from other spaces within the complex continues to inspire this space. Read more [...]
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Y Y Grill Restaurant by Klein Dytham Architecture

After de success of the Leaf Chapel, Klein Dytham Architecture was invited to continue re-scripting the Risonare Resort with the Y Y Grill Restaurant. The Y Y Grill Restaurant brings the forest indoors with a clean interior treatment in natural wood given through layered of screens formed in a graphic forest motif. Read more [...]
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Leaf Chapel by Klein Dytham Architecture

The Leaf Chapel, designed by Klein Dytham Architecture in 2004, sits within the grounds of the Risonare Resort in Kobuchizawa, Japan, a refreshingly green setting with beautiful views to the Yatsugatuke peaks and Mount Fuji. The chapel is formed by two leaves. The glass leaf with its delicate lace pattern motif emulates a pergola. The white steel leaf perforated with 4700 holes, each of which hold an acrylic lens, is similar to bride’s veil made of delicate lace. Light filters through the Read more [...]
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Klein Dytham Architecture’s work at the Risonare Resort

Next week I will post six of Klein Dytham Architecture’s work at the Risonare Resort in Kobuchizawa, Japan: the Leaf Chapel, the Y Y Grill Restaurant, the Cafe & Book, the Gao Nursery, the Brillare Dinning and Party Space and the Moku Moku Yu Baths. Enjoy! Read more [...]
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