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NewsNews • 21 Oct 2021

OMA reveals internal Tenjin Business Center activities with excavated atrium

Office buildings are typically quite sober and withdrawn from the public. This introverted typology hides its best assets, atriums and lobbies, behind a formal opaque screen. OMA’s approach excavates the facade to reveal the internal activities and draw the public in. Tomoyuki Kusunose The pixelated facade shapes a six-story atrium. The pixelation is an attempt by the architects to break the 90 meters high tower down to a human scale. The carved corner increases the inside-outside visual connection. Tomoyuki Kusunose Local Japanese developer Fukuoka Jisho commissioned OMA to design a freestanding housing block in Japan’s seventh biggest city Fukuoka. A Fukuoka native, OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu, shaped the program... More

Project • By Gaetan Le Penhuel & Associés, ArchitectesOffices

84 Housing Units in Lyon

Last block of phase 1 to be subdivided on the Lyon Confluence peninsula (France), the operation ensures the transition between the West edge of the ground, occupied by a gendarmerie barracks, and the recent constructions that surround it. The project makes the bet to achieve a hyphen by the vacuum, fading away, between Rhone and Saone rivers, towards the superb hillsides green and steep of Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon. The unexpected approach, conceived with Z Architecture, of the masterplan is to open the plot from East to West so as to offer cross-views towards the two rivers. To achieve this, the mixed program - 84 housing units, in accession and social, offices, shops, and parking - is located into two buildings aligned face to face on the... More