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CompanyNRC Architecture & Design Office
Lead DesignersHajime Tsuruta
Design TeamNRC with TK Build.
Project LocationTsukishima / Tokyo, Japan
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

The site, Tsukishima is one of the few areas of the city center that survived the WWII air raids. Many of its traditional wooden houses and shops remain intact. However, in recent years the demands of modern safety standards have made redevelopment in the area necessary. We've reimagined this pachinko facility with an eye towards retaining vintage charm. In contrast to the garish facades common amongst gaming facilities, we've installed traditional Japanese wooden lattices and artificial rock walls. Combining modern entertainment with traditional designs appeals to both tourists and locals.


NRC, Tokyo architectural firm has been founded by Hajime Tsuruta in 2008.The firm has been awarded many prizes not only in Japan, but also other countries due to its unique architecture and design. NRC is inspired and embraced by clients from all over the world and looking for partnerships with both companies and individuals with which NRC can share creative and innovative ideas - small to large, residential to commercial projects, and everything in between.

Other Awards and Prizes

・Matsuyama City Landscape Award (JPN) ・[Excellent project award] by IG kougyou(JPN)・Excellence in designing house supported by the Japanese government(JPN)・JCD design award(JPN)・American architecture Prize(USA)・JERCO Renovation Award(JPN)・The Architecture Master Prize(USA)・International Design Awards(USA/Bronze Medal)・Asia Design Prize(KOR), Outstanding property Award LONDON, A'DESIGN AWARD & COMPETITION(ITA)