Architects: Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects
Location: Nakahara Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Designers: Ogawa Erika Okamoto
Produced By : BAMBOO MEDIA Co.Ltd.
Area: 12.0 sqm
Photographs: Kaku Ohtaki
From the architect. In order to have clean air in the smoking room in the 1st floors in “GRAND TREE MUSASHIKOSUGI”, the complex shopping mall, we took 2 specific measures. Firstly, by setting the carved wall and utilizing the character of the smoke -smoke is pulled to walls- we induce the smoke to the exhaust outlet on the ceiling.
Secondly, by setting the fan between the ashtray and the exhaust outlet, the secondhand smoke and smoke from people’s mouth are quickly drawn in. With those measures, the smoke is immediately cleared out from user’s breathing area. The room is a 4m×3m space.
By putting a white halftone dots seat on the mirror-made end wall, the reflected space including the curved wall and counter looks foggy and thus users think as if the air flows to the deeper inside. This smoking room creates an effective air flow as equipment and also by a visual effect. We successfully provided a smoking experience. (Hiroyuki Ogawa / Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects Inc)
Smoking Room Grand Tree Musashikosugi / Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 06 Apr 2015.
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