The renovation work of the residence of the French embassy built in 1957 on an exceptionally large green estate in the center of Tokyo was based on two concepts. One was a celebration of its original architecture, the other one an invitation to traveling. The main functions of the residence are to host around 15,000 invited local guests per year, to provide a house for the ambassador and guest rooms to French officials visiting Japan. The modernity of the building was emphasized during the renovation and its two floors were clearly separated into two distinct areas. The ground floor fronting the garden is composed of a set of reception rooms emphasizing French hospitality for its Japanese guests through a nearly baroque setting. The second floor invites French VIP visitors to a quieter atmosphere with a Japanese blend.
所在地 Location:東京都港区 Minato-ku Tokyo
延床面積 Total Area:1500m2
竣工 Completion date:2008.11