Kengo Kuma and FGMF’s Japan House Sao Paulo Through the Lens of FLAGRANTE




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Architect and photographer Romullo Fontenelle of FLAGRANTE studio shared with ArchDaily a series of photographs from the recently inaugurated Japan House Sao Paulo, a project by Kengo Kuma in partnership with the local office FGMF Arquitetos.

The global initiative by the Japanese Government aims to “create a vision of contemporary Japan.” Opened May 2018, Japan House combines art, technology, and business to offer an escape to present day Japan. 


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The most emblematic aspect of the design is its facade, which presents a “curtain of wooden rules made of hinoki and worked by Japanese craftsmen in a conversation with the traditional cobogós, small hollowed out cement blocks commonly used in Brazilian modern architecture.”


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Japan House Sao Paulo is located on Paulista Avenue 52. It is now open to the public.


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Below, take a look at the 360° installation view of Japan House Sao Paulo, made by the ArchDaily Team.

To see more works by FLAGRANTE, visit the studio’s website or follow them on Instagram.

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