Shinonome Canal Court, Japan
by Hiromura Design Office
The Shinonome Canal Court CODAN, is located at the center of 16.4 hectars in the Shinonome area development, is a housing complex aimed at creating a new living space. Five architects, who designed five buildings independently, collaborated with the landscape designer, illumination designer, and signage designer to realize their innovative ideas and proposals, free from traditional concepts.
The town’s nighttime landscape was created by a unified illumination method that integrated the residential blocks, open spaces, and walkways between residential blocks, and that tried new things such as common corridors with unseen light sources and LED light sources, featuring energy conservation and long life, thus suggesting the future direction for the housing complex.
Block 1: Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop
Block 2: Toyo Ito & Associates
Block 3: Kengo Kuma & Associates and Research Institute of Architecture
Block 4: Yama Architects & Partners
Block 6: Kenchiku Design Studio and Yamamoto Hori Architects
Text Via Journal of IEIJ Vol.89
Photos by Nacása & Partners Inc.