SENSHUKAI New Head Office Building

Osaka 2008

This project involved the construction of a new head office building for Senshukai, a mail-order company targeting mainly women. With the image of the company's main brand, "Belle Maison" (beautiful house), the exterior is composed of 60-square-millimeter ceramic louvers. The abstract silhouette of the "maison" from a distance transforms into a soft, glowing silhouette as you come closer, designed to connect to the real image of the building. A light, abstract painting-like façde with the feeling of transparency has been created.

Location 1-8-9 Doshin, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Design & Construction Takenaka Corporation
Structure Steel-framed reinforced concrete, Reinforced concrete and Steel
Number of floors 10 fl. above and 1 fl. below ground
Total floor area 8,243m² ²