Tailored to Let You Flourish
Design

We don’t simply design buildings.
We start by imagining the lifestyles
of the people who will be living
in this building, in this neighborhood.
Will nature play a role in their lives?
What kind of culture will they create?
By discussing these questions with
world-class architects and designers,
we arrive at a building concept
that is more than just a design.
It is the blueprint for a new lifestyle,
one that will help residents
experience the true richness
that lies at the heart of urban life.
The building and interiors that form
Toranomon Hills Residential Tower
are only one aspect of our design;
we need you to complete it.
Design #1

Living Among
Greenery

Exterior
Experience a residence
that not only coexists
with its surroundings,
but also connects them
through lush greenery.
It is a vertical garden city:
an idealized urban vision
in the heart of Tokyo.

An ideal blend
of urbanism and green design

A city, by design, attracts large numbers of people; incorporating greenery simply means being mindful of this fact and providing a more comfortable environment in which these people may gather. In designing Toranomon Hills, we wanted to apply this philosophy on a building-wide scale, creating what we have defined as a “vertical garden city.” The result is a neighborhood that is both located on prime urban real estate and full of lush vegetation.

Decks that connect through nature

Greenery has been incorporated throughout the decks connecting the four Toranomon Hills towers for a sense of cohesion. This also symbolically conveys the idea of a people and place brought together by nature, which is central to Mori Building’s philosophy of urban design. The decks further serve as a link between two other nature-rich areas—Atago Hill and Shiba Park to the south and Hibiya Park and the Imperial Palace to the north—creating one of the few green belts in Tokyo.
Human structures can be both functional and beautiful,
just as in nature
Christoph Ingenhoven | Architect
To build something is to take land away from the people, animals, and plants that previously inhabited it. I believe in giving back to those we have taken from by making a building as green and as public as possible. For this reason, Mori Building’s idea of creating a “vertical garden city” very strongly appealed to me.
By planting trees, flowers, and other plants, we not only create a place where people can comfortably gather, but we also attract insects, birds, and other creatures, resulting in a natural ecosystem. We added greenery to the lower levels of the towers and other key areas, totaling about 50%*1of the property’s surface. The decks connect to Atago Hill and other nature-rich areas, helping to create one of Tokyo’s few green belts.
The world is beginning to rethink the workplace, our lifestyles, and what it means to belong to a community. I hope Toranomon Hills can contribute to this discussion by demonstrating how to design a neighborhood in which people can live beautifully and vibrantly while coexisting with nature.
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Christoph Ingenhoven
ingenhoven architects | Düsseldorf, Germany
Ingenhoven was born in Düsseldorf in 1960. After graduating from RWTH Aachen University, he studied under Hans Hollein. In 1985, he founded ingenhoven architects. Ingenhoven was an early proponent of ecological and sustainable design, and he has won numerous awards for his progressive work. Notable accomplishments include Stuttgart Central Station in Germany, 1 Bligh in Australia, and Marina One in Singapore.
  • 1: Figure refers to ratio of green surfaces to total area of land covered by Toranomon Hills Residential Tower and Toranomon Hills Business Tower.
Design #2

Living in
True Richness

Interior
The interiors reveal
a fundamental truth
about living in the city:
all you need in life
are the bare essentials,
as long as they are imbued
with a sense of richness.

A space that enriches life in the city

The interiors are contemporary yet simple—uncluttered so nothing gets in the way of their refined beauty. Particular attention has been paid to the way light enters a room and how one space connects to the next—details designed to continually surprise those who use the building. A home must be able to exhilarate and inspire those who live in it, and this principle is reflected in the quality of the details.

Global style meets
a Japanese way of life

A Japanese sensibility informs the way spaces are connected, the way details are designed to stimulate the senses, and the way nature is brought into perfect balance. These are all elements that can be found in traditional Japanese homes, updated here for modern times. Every residence provides an intimate atmosphere and an assuring sense of safety, while the common areas are designed to facilitate encounters and deepening relationships between residents over time.
Toranomon Hills Residence Showroom*1
Body, mind and soul is
the hospitality of the home.
Creating harmony among
people and nature,
a pure modern
Japanese philosophy...
this is the remarkable
journey called life.
Tony Chi | Founder of tonychi studio
Life is about growth, both in mind and body. That means a home, ideally, should be a space that grows alongside those who live in it. It should become richer as the emotions and memories of its inhabitants accumulate. This is what I had in mind while designing the interiors of Toranomon Hills Residential Tower.
It is only in such a home that one can enjoy a truly enriching and vibrant lifestyle that goes beyond material splendor. Wealth is not necessarily about owning expensive jewels. At a more fundamental level, it is about being sensitive to the things around you. It is about seeking balance and being considerate—two concepts that are important to Japanese culture, and which were important themes in my design.
Through their many projects, Mori Building has proposed new forms of contemporary lifestyles. They build neighborhoods where people can live, work, and play without stepping outside. Toranomon Hills will continue this trend. Inside Residential Tower, global lifestyles will harmoniously coexist with the local color of Toranomon in a residential space that is deeply infused with nature. It is the quintessential Japanese way of living, one that deserves to be shared with the rest of the world.
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Tony Chi
tonychi | New York, USA
Chi, an interior designer, is principal and founder of tonychi. Since establishing the agency in 1984, Chi has served as planner, consultant, interior designer, and other roles for a number of hotel and restaurant projects. His accomplishments can be found all around the world; in Japan, his work includes Andaz Tokyo, as well as The Oak Door, Chinaroom, Keyakizaka, and Maduro—all restaurants and bars at Grand Hyatt Tokyo.
  • 1: Images represent photographs taken inside the Toranomon Hills Residence Showroom located inside Mori Tower. The showroom is not for sale.
Genta Ishizuka
Surface Tactility (on wall) #3 (part)
2021
Photo: Takeru Koroda
Photo Courtesy: ARTCOURT Gallery
Design #3

Living with Art

Art
When you are constantly
surrounded by great art,
your senses sharpen
and enrich your life.

Art as an extension of one’s lifestyle

Toranomon Hills is full of public art—various works can be found in the entrance, reception, lounge, and other common areas of Residential Tower. The displays are curated by Mori Art Museum, which has provided an international platform for art in numerous genres and for artists around the world since opening its doors in 2003.
Mika Tajima
Negative Entropy (Toranomon Construction Site, Morning Calisthenics, Full Width, Red, Hex) 2020
Photo: Charles Benton
Courtesy:TARO NASU
Shingo Francis
Infinite Space (scarlet-yellow)
2015
Courtesy: MISA SHIN GALLERY
*The works shown in the photos are representative works of the planned artists and may differ from the actual works to be installed.
Sopheap Pich
Plough Field Ridge 2020
Photo Courtesy: Tomio Koyama Gallery
Bernard Frize
Menge 2020
Photo: Roman März
Photo Courtesy: the artist and Perrotin
Art placed where people live
should add a touch of
nature and seasonality.
Mami Kataoka | Curator
Public art is meant to remain in one place for a long period of time. This requires that the piece both blend in with its surroundings and possess a timeless impact that allows it to continuously surprise and inspire. Every work of art you find in Residential Tower has been produced specifically for this space, to be enjoyed exclusively by the building’s residents and their guests. To live in Residential Tower is to spend your days surrounded by hand-picked works of art.
Once great art is a constant presence in your life, you will feel your senses sharpening. In curating the displays throughout the building, I sought to primarily create a sense of harmony with the elegant spaces designed by Tony Chi. I also had a strong desire to reflect the idea of nature coexisting with urban life—the very concept at the heart of Mori Building’s urban development.
These factors informed my choice of artists: for example, Sam Falls, who produces porcelain panels featuring imprints of trees, branches, and leaves; and Cambodian contemporary artist Sopheap Pich, who creates intricate sculptures using bamboo, rattan, and other traditional Cambodian materials. My goal was to use art to produce a sense of nature and seasonality inside the building.
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Mami Kataoka
Mori Art Museum | Tokyo, Japan
Kataoka is director of Mori Art Museum, where she has worked since 2003. Between 2007 and 2009, she also served as international curator for London’s Hayward Gallery. She currently holds the presidency of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art. Other stints include joint artistic director of the 2012 Gwangju Biennale and, from 2016 to 2018, artistic director of the Biennale of Sydney. Kataoka is also an adjunct professor at Kyoto University of the Arts. She has written and talked extensively about contemporary art in Japan and Asia and has organized numerous projects on the subject.
Artist introduction
Sopheap Pich
Based in Cambodia
Sopheap Pich has produced four installations for Toranomon Hills Residential Tower: Rise to the Sun, Arcadia, Umamarine, and Plough Field Ridge. Each work has been created by weaving thin strands of bamboo and ratan—Pich's signature technique. Rise to the Sun has a form inspired by that of the morning glory. The work's uplifting presence is designed to fill residents with a positivity that feels both fresh and energizing. Umamarine combines Uma, the Hindu goddess of fertility, harmony, and devotion, with oceanic imagery. With their organic forms and materials, the four works imbue the building lobby with the vitality and formidable presence of nature.
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Born in 1971, Cambodia. He migrated to the United States in 1984 where he studied medicine and art. Since he returned to his home country in 2002, he continues to live and work in Cambodia. With awe and appreciation for handcraft and nature of Cambodia, Pich uses materials such as bamboo, rattan and beeswax to produce organic and geometrical sculptures, drawing inspiration from plants, aspects of the human anatomy, and urban structures. Pich’s work has been featured in numerous international museum exhibitions and biennials such as his solo exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2013 and Documenta 13.
Genta Ishizuka
Based in Kyoto
Genta Ishizuka uses Japanese lacquer, traditional materials and techniques to produce visual and tactile qualities, sheens, and complexity that he uses to explore the membranes between worlds. In his Surface Tactility series, he creates forms using stretchy cloth bags stuffed with styrofoam balls. Then, from above it is finished with lacquer using techniques applied to 8th-century Japanese buddha statue."Surface Tactility (on wall) #3" hangs on one wall, representing the membrane connecting the interior to the exterior, the sacred to the profane. Meanwhile, "Surface Tactility #19" has been covered in gold leaf providing it with a holy presence.
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Born in Kyoto, Japan. Lives in Kyoto City. Completed MFA in Urushi Lacquering from Kyoto City University of Arts in 2008. Focusing on the texture and tactility of urushi lacquer, produces artworks that deal with “what is in between and around the membrane”. Through consideration of the relationship between the surface of the work and its form, tries to discover meaning and spirituality in the act of lacquering. Selected recent exhibitions are 4th Triennale of KOGEI in Kanazawa – Kogei as Contemporary Craft: Transcending Boundaries, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2019; LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2019, Sogetsu Kaikan, Tokyo, 2019; Open Theatre 2017, KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre, Yokohama, 2017; Reflection, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, 2016. In 2019, received the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2019, and The Best Young Artist Award by City of Kyoto.
Mika Tajima
Based in New York
Mika Tajima is a Japanese-American artist who was born in Los Angeles. She is known for conceptual works that explore the relationship between people and the environments, industries, and information infrastructure that compose our society. Her Negative Entropy series, at first glance, appears to be a set of abstract paintings but are in fact Jacquard-woven tapestries. Their patterns are spectrograms representing the sound wave distribution of sounds recorded in a particular place and time. For the five pieces Tajima produced for Toranomon Hills Residential Tower, she recorded sounds at the building's construction site as well as at nearby shrines and temples, preserving memories of the neighborhood in physical form.
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Born in 1975 in Los Angeles, USA. Lives and works in New York. Tajima has received critical acclaim worldwide for her unique approach using various media to express how society relates to individuals. Selected recent exhibitions include “Okayama Art Summit 2019,” “Programmed” (Whitney Museum of American Art) in 2018, ”All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace”(Palais de Tokyo) in 2017, “Roppongi Crossing”(Mori Art Center) in 2013, and more.
Bernard Frize
Based in Paris / Berlin
Bernard Frize creates his abstract paintings through a meticulously plotted process, but the works also incorporate chance occurrences that transpire during production. His oeuvre, built over the course of decades, is richly diverse and demonstrates the endless possibilities offered by all the colors and shapes in the world. Frize's brush movements—as well as the brush movements of his occasional collaborators—are evident throughout each piece, imbuing the work with a kinetic energy. This work, titled Menge, is full of intersecting brushstrokes and colors that seem to suggest the vibrancy that develops as various elements cross paths with one another.
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Bernard Frize
Menge 2020
Photo: Roman März
Photo Courtesy: the artist and Perrotin
Born 1949 in Saint-Mandé, France. The artist lives and works between Paris, and Berlin. Frize’s work is present in a number of prestigious public and private collections such as NMAO National Museum of Art Osaka, Tate Modern and Tate Britain (London), Museum Of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, MNAM Centre Centre Pompidou Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, Museo Nacional Centro de Reina Sofia (Madrid) to name but a few.
Shingo Francis
Based in Los Angeles / Yokohama
Shingo Francis produces minimalist color fields in his paintings. His works are inspired by both the abstract expressionism that spread throughout the US beginning in the late 1940s, as well as the quiet aestheticism of the East, popularized in the US and Europe around the same time. One can also find elements of the Light and Space movement that developed in 1960s California, which focused on visualizing light and space. For Toranomon Hills Residential Tower, Francis has produced two works: Infinite Space (spring-green), its verdant colors evoking both spring and new beginnings; and Infinite Space (plum-autumn), its solemn colors evoking the introspective mood of fall and winter.
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Shingo Francis
Infinite Space (violet-turquoise)
2015
Courtesy: MISA SHIN GALLERY
Born 1969 in Santa Monica, California, USA. Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, USA and Yokohama, Japan. Francis explores the vast space and spirituality of painting through abstract expressions. His blue abstract paintings with multiple layers of blue, and deep monochrome color works, as well as the "Interference" series, which changes color depending on the reflection of light, are most well-known works
Sam Falls
Still in production (To be completed soon)
Artist’s renderings are based on blueprints from the planning stage of the project. Actual objects, colors, and other details may differ. Renderings exclude certain aspects, such as equipment and details in the objects. Trees and plants in the renderings may differ in location, height, number, and other details due to circumstances that arise from construction. Renderings of the surrounding neighborhood have been simplified and differ from the actual neighborhood. The view shown in this illustration is a composite of view photos taken in February 2020 from a height equivalent to the 41st floor of the planned site, and may differ from the actual view on completion. This view is not guaranteed due to future changes in the area. Furniture, furnishings, works of art, etc. in shared facilities are subject to change. Use of shared facilities is subject to management rules, etc. (some facilities will require a reservation and/or a fee for use). Furniture and furnishings shown in the owner’s exclusive area (in graphics and in photos) are not included in the selling price. Actual objects, colors, and other details may differ. Images exclude certain aspects, such as equipment and details in the objects.