Waku Waku Station by Torafu Architects

Building Block Info Centre

Japanese firm Torafu Architects have created an interactive info booth resembling a children’s playground.

Built as an installation in a Tokyo mall for Mitsui Real Estate Residential, the booth is part of a campaign to promote the Japanese capital’s waterfront.

The pieces of ‘Waku Waku Station’ are designed as giant, brightly coloured building blocks inspired by the houses and yachts of the harbour. The pieces can be stacked to create furniture or signs, and double as a ‘base’ for a harbour front treasure hunt for families.

‘By resizing building blocks which anyone can easily imagine, the booth itself becomes a poster for events, thereby producing an extraordinary sight in the middle of the shopping mall,’ the designers say.

The information booth will be at Urban Dock Lalaport Toyosu until March 2013.

Photos courtesy Daici Ano.

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