Hoshakuji Station

Architecture & Interiors


Hoshakuji Station in Northern Tokyo is part building, part sculptural delight. Comprised of lauan-made plywood for the structure, and re-used Oya stone, it is a perfect blend of the natural and industrialized. Designer Kengo Kuma describes the project saying, "By using wood, I wanted to revive the humane and warm atmosphere once
any station building used to have…Our emphasis was that by creating ‘pores’, things could be pulled
together and restore the community that had been long fragmented." Learn more about the station here.


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  1. Rburch

    Mar 19, 2010 at 4:44 am

    This is amazing. I’ve been working with plywood in our house a bit but nothing this cool.

  2. Andrew

    Mar 22, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    The geometry is reminiscent of the concrete bridge structures by Nervi. Nice find.

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