Tetsuo Kobori



HABA Headquarters Building

HABA Headquarters Building
  • Location : Tokyo, Japan
  • Year : 2011
  • Category : Office + Laboratory
  • Structure : SRC
  • Structural Engineer : Arup
  • Architect : Tetsuo Kobori Architects

The pure and all-natural image that comes to mind from HABA Cosmetic’s additive-free principle are taken as is and expressed in the building’s simple form, skeleton and ceiling.

This is the first office building in Japan to utilize an external thermal insulation construction method that is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

The windows are not glass curtain walls and can all be opened.

The ceiling height of 3.6m creates a free space where you can feel the natural wind, light and sounds.

Finished with a highly water resistant plaster that brings to mind the idea of “face-powder”, appropriate for a cosmetics company.