JP Tower (Tokyo’s Central Post Office Renovation)
We worked on a project of preserving and renovating Tokyo’s Central Post Office, designed by Tetsuro Yoshida (completed in 1933) into a commercial facility. Given the unusual shape of the site, Yoshida used many octagonal pillars imparting a subtle atmosphere to the rigid-frame (rahmen) RC structure.
KKAA’s design reinterprets Yoshida’s octagon, creating a “pillar of light” from metal chains. We also developed glass elements within the building, including handrails, on which a pattern of thin lines is printed, adding delicacy of the line to the modernism of Yoshida.
Information provided in part by: Kengo Kuma and Associates