cocon karasuma kyoto

the cocon karasuma project brought new life to the marubeni building which was built in 1938 in shijo karasuma in the center of kyoto. the building is now housing a movie theater, shops and restaurants. the project also aimed to revitalize kyoto’s downtown district. a new layer of glass was installed infront of the historical facade. traditional pattern were printed on a film which was mounted between the glass panels.

gps: 35.003303, 135.759227/ code: japkyo0002

link to google maps

location: japan, kyoto

architect: kuma kengo

completed: 2004

photo: 16/01/06

 

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