This multi-use building in Niigata City, Japan, functions as a small town with its own park, cobblestone alley and various functions. Takeru Shoji Architects wrapped the building, named Wow! Sta., in an envelope made of dense wooden louvers which protect the privacy of the occupants while providing glimpses of the surrounding urban fabric.
Wow! Sta. is located in in Horinouchi, an area where Niigata City center meets the suburbs. It provides a calm, private space just steps away from the busy…
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingInhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/city-center-and-suburban-outdoor-lifestyle-meet-in-this-multi-use-building-in-japan