Architect: aat + Makoto Yokomizo
Location: Shibuya, Tokio, Japan
Year built: 2009
The challenge of this project was to create 40% of free space on the property and to attract visitors to the upper floor, without the use of an elevator. The space that is at Crerar is a dead end that contains a retaining wall stone Ohya. The stairs leading to the upper floor has been placed in front of this wall as if gouging in the exterior of the building. A view of the city and its surroundings is exposed more than any plane traveled up. Meanwhile, viewers realize also that there is a mansion surrounded by green sitting inconspicuously on top of these walls.
When you go up and down the stairs of the DST, should give birth in the visitors’ awareness of climate change and of the season and move their eyes to the cittàvspaziando by old and new buildings.