Friday, January 6, 2012
Police Station Design | Koban | Kumamoto City | Japan | Klein Dytham Architecture
KDa’s koban, or neighborhood police station, stands on a teardrop-shaped site, separated from the large surrounding buildings by taxi stands and a tramline. Looking to make a sculptural gesture in this wide, open space, We designed a ribbon of perforated steel plate running around the top of the building.
To create the friendly, fun image, they colored the upper floor volume and the inside of ribbon with a gentle rainbow gradation, so that the colors visible through the holes change as people move around the area......more