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Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center – Tokyo, Japan

Posted in Built by G. Steven Flores II on October 22, 2019

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Building: Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
Location:  Tokyo, Japan
Architect:  Kengo Kuma and Associates
Structural Engineer: Makino Structural Design
Electrical Engineer:  Kankyo Engineering Inc.
Mechanical Engineer:  Kankyo Engineering Inc.
Lighting Design: Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design
Facade Design:  Ando Yoko Design
Owner/Developer:  Taito City
Construction: August 2010 – February 2012

AE interests:
Described structurally as 8 stacked “one-storied houses”, wood design (modern approach to traditional Japanese facades), geometric structure formed from intersecting planes, asymmetric perspectives

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