Kitte, キッテ near Tokyo Station – amazing view, interior design by Kengo Kuma


We have seen this place advertised on national japanese Television, and also there was an article on the main japanese Architectural Magazine for shops (see shotenkenchiku).

 

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I remember when I first came here it was under construction or renovation, the JP tower, which is indeed a stunning feature of 200 metres.

The surrounding of the Tokyo Station are the most luxurios, elegant and raffinated buildings of Tokyo, because streets are large, and you can breath the space. The skyscrapers are marvellous, thus I really enjoyed been there on Sunday. The difference with the place where I cam from is quite simmple. Anyone cannot think of spending a Sunday in the proximity of an Italian Station unless you are a thief or a beggar! They are the worst places you can see in Italy…

The tower included an original post office from 1931, it was actually the central post Office of the city, and it is the white building that seems today the pedestal of the tower.

IMGP1873The interior wood was a surprise as well the view of the Station just as front neighbour.

Tetsuro Yoshida,, in 1930 was the designer of the Postal Office. The present tower surely had a long difficult process, and that was done by the Mitsubishi Group (三菱地所設計) which I believe is entitled of some huge properties in that area, it is orignally a bank and maybe nowadays has a firm with hundreds of architects.

About the Mal I let the images speaks. I would add just a note about a difect, I think they would correct in the future. They did not think enough a space to let play the children. We had to get out and let our son run on the premises of the japanese Emperor who lives not far from there. The terrace would have been perfect, they have to be less japanese (…) I mean, get ridof all signs saying forbidden going to the grass and so on…We play with the ball anyway!

IMGP1885that was the terrace…

and here below a mixture of the skyline from there….something happened in my camera! It is maybe time to replace it)

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