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
location: japan, kyoto
architect: kuma kengo