Ryue Nishizawa

Mishima Office Building . Shizuoka

Office of Ryue Nishizawa

The Mishima Office Building is the headquarters for a construction company located at the foot of Mt. Fuji. In a mild climate, you can enjoy gentle sunlight and the beautiful mountain which spat out lava rocks in the not-so-distant past. (Yes, Mt. Fuji is an active volcano!) Two cloud-shaped slabs, slightly unaligned, allow different areas of the building to open to the environment in different ways – some areas are in shade, others are connected to the surrounding gardens. Nishizawa imagines this place as a small forest surrounded by trees and lava rocks. Continue reading Ryue Nishizawa