Japanese firm Amano Design has renovated a 25-year old commercial office block in Tokyo, wrapping the building in curving stainless-steel ribbons.
Entitled ‘Dear Jingumae’, the revamped building stands out against the stagnate façades of its neighbours.
Architect Yoshihiro Amano used a computer program to generate the three-dimensional form, which is made up of only two types of radius accompanied by straight lines.
The building’s previous façade was removed before the new steel elevation was applied to the upper floors of the three-storey-high structure, supported by SUS piping.
Amano intended for the rippled curves to be reminiscent of soft textured fabric.
Large windows sit behind the stainless steel form, allowing light to filter into the office interior.
Images: Nacasa & Partners Inc courtesy Amano Design Office