Not many buildings are inspired by naughty Japanese schoolboys but that was what producer Sadahiro Nakamura had in mind when he came up with the concept for the Soho office project on the Tokyo waterfront. “I was thinking of delinquent schoolboys,” he says. “The ones whose uniforms look ordinary from the outside but are lined inside with flashy embroidery.” When you see the building in question, you see what he means. It’s black on the outside – local building regulations limited the colour options to black or silver – and spectacularly multi…
Viglar’s scenic corner office at the Soho
Former print factory Tabloid
Booths at The Canteen café in the Soho building
The Canteen café
Sun loungers on the roof of the Soho
Bar at the Soho, designed by Masamichi Katayama of Wonderwall
Book display at The Canteen
Ryutaro Matsuda, Keiko Akatsuka and Orika Uchiumi
Wataru Ando, Keitaro Inoue and Takahiro Ogura
Colourful stairwell at the Soho
Locker room at the Soho spa
Multi-coloured inner courtyard at the Soho
Wall graphics at Tabloid by mural artists Kabutos
Osso bikes for Tabloid tenants to use
Event planner Soul Planet has taken several rooms at Tabloid
G-Star showroom, Tabloid
Tenants at Tabloid rent raw spaces and add their own decor
Overall Café, Tabloid
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