Kayabacho green building

April 2013 (Chuo, Tokyo)


Plaster work for the entrance in the office building which is the main focus for the new office environment. We integrated a little thatch into the soil and plastered with straw and sand on the bamboo foundation, acknowledging this site's history of thatch. This finish will change the expression in the future, with consideration of shirink as the original characteristic of soil. "The life with soil" which was perfectly normal for the original humans, but now not as valued in city-life. We think through this earthen wall entrance, people will again feel the genuine goodness of real soil.