The Luminous, Kodenma-cho was designed by PTW Architects is glowing example of office design that located in Tokyo, Japan. PTW Architects won a design competition for the block of small business enterprises in Tokyo in 2006. “Light”, was completed in December 2007, two floors below the area of retail and seven floors of offices, and is surrounded on three sides by neighboring buildings of small to medium. Under the control of height and setback regulations “light” is a building that shines and glitters like jewels finely chopped, topped with a penthouse towering over the 31m height limit, located in the set-back Online. Like most of the surrounding buildings are 31m high, the penthouse enjoys an open view on the terrace of timber deck area to Tokyo Station and the highest in the district of Shinjuku. The facade has a beautiful and deeply curved glass wall, which maximizes the facade for tenants and constantly reflects changes in the environment.
Balconies on each level allow cross ventilation and around the penthouse terrace offers a refreshing space. An elevator in a central glass and unifies the curve of the penthouse with the lower levels, creating a dramatic and symbolic form. In a vibrant area that also lack strong architectural features, this building offers a new benchmark and a new way to activate a typical shopping center. The plan provides for a yield of 95% of the net area to levels typical of the innovative design approach with a green design for its tenants. Compared to a conventional office building, “light” was also able to save about $ 1 million in construction costs by having a very high yield in the net floor area.