There are some large companies that have their offices in Shinjuku East Side Square, and you would think that it would be an inorganic office space, but instead, it is a pleasant space to walk around. There is also a sunken garden and a lot of greenery. Even if you don't need to go to the office, it's fun just to stroll around the circulation space. I've only been here on weekends, but I'm sure it would be very lively on weekdays.
There are other facilities in Tokyo where offices and commercial facilities are combined and you can walk around, but this space gives you a different impression when you walk around. I think the reason for this is the use of curves as much as possible.
Although the building itself is built in a straight line, the circulation space is full of curves. The pedestrian walkways, the atrium, the pond in the sunken garden, and the stairs are all made up of curves. I think that the curves here and there make the circulation space as a whole more comfortable.
After passing through the space composed of curves, curves, and curves, I came to a tunnel leading to the outside of the facility, which was composed of only straight lines. It was as if they had exhausted themselves at the last minute trying to create a curved line.
|Jun 2021 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|BACK SHOT PEDESTRIAN SHINJUKU TUNNEL|
June 29, 2021
Shinjuku East Side Square, Tokyo
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 1.8/85