In Tokyo, Architect Kengo Kuma was chosen to design Pigment, an art-supply shop like no other. With more than 4,200 pigments as well as 600 paintbrushes and 50 types of rare glue, this is an artist’s dream come true. None artist also come to adminre the interior by Kengo Kuma & Associates which recently won the National Stadium for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Pigment Shop technical information
- Architects : Kengo Kuma & Associates | Kengo Kuma Bibliography
- Typology : Commercial / Retail
- Location : Shinagawa ward, Tokyo, Japan
- Project year : 2013
- Evocative topics: Wood Structure
- Project Team: Makoto Shirahama; Masaru Shuku; Masahiro Minami; Ayaka Ono / Lightmoment: Lighting Consultant, MEP. Ohno-Japan: Structural Engineer. Art Create Co.; Marukou Construction Co: General Contractors.
- Images : © Kengo Kuma
One of the aims of this project was to form a 3D curved surface in a frame of concrete, generated from computer technology. Laser-cut steel panels and thin bamboo were the materials.
– Kengo Kuma
Pigment Shop Photographs
Description by the Architects
One of the aims of this project was to form a 3D curved surface in a frame of concrete, generated from computer technology. Laser-cut steel panels and thin bamboo were the materials. They created a wave of bamboo for the shop, a purpose-built space to show and sell traditional pigment for Japanese painting, along with brushes and old inkstones.