Namba Parks (なんばパークス Nanba Pākusu) is an office and shopping complex with roof top garden in Osaka, Japan. It is designed by an American architect Jon Jerde of The Jerde Partnership. The idea of nature perceived by Jerde as a form of urban intervention and in view of nature as regenerative force and a universally understood element that connects old and new. Namba Parks is designed as a natural amenity that provides a peaceful and serene environment for the hard and busy city. The canyon interior reinforces the project’s connection with nature while forming the primary circulation pattern. The organic path way within the building creates ambiguity for the users and also provides variety of coves, caves, valleys and other exploratory spaces. It is connected to the street by sloping park plan that will draw people into the spaces of gardens, water features and terraces where they can socialize dine rest or contemplate. The project also houses amphitheatre for live shows and spaces for vegetations. It is a unique place that celebrates the interaction of people, culture and recreation. The layering and stacking effect allows wider views and interaction not only horizontally but also vertically. Imagining me walking home through along this path way of distraction (in a good sense?) of all these pockets of spaces that houses different quality and ambience, I’ll probably be late for dinner..