Type: Cultural - Public Space Location: Tokyo, Japan Size: 5,000 SF Status: Concept Design Team: Akira Ishikura
In an unexpected corner of Tokyo, a space is circumscribed for public leisure.
In 1949, the Fueiho law limited the establishment of spaces for dance in Japan. Dance floors measuring less than 66 square meters with light levels below 10 lux were prohibited from operation. A provisional outdoor pavilion in Tokyo provides a refuge for dance. Illuminated columns efficiently distribute required lighting levels; they amass and scatter, simultaneously offering dense spaces of retreat and more expansive zones for social gathering. A loose-fit veil envelopes the scene and screens the surrounding city from the escape within.