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Kadokawa Culture Museum – Tokorozawa, Japan

Posted in Built by Daniel Connor on March 31, 2021

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Name: Kadokawa Culture Museum
Address: Japan, 〒359-0023 Saitama, Tokorozawa, Higashitokorozawawada, 3 Chome−31番地3 ところざわサクラタウン
Architect: Kengo Kuma and Associates
Construction: Kajima Corporation
Completion Date: 2020

AE Interests: Granite facade of 20000 individual pieces, 40 meters tall, five floors, double height library, projection mapping turns bookshelves into theater, cafes, shop, galleries, outer wall of reinforced concrete.

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Torch Tower – Tokyo, Japan

Posted in Built by Daniel Connor on March 24, 2021

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Name: Torch Tower
Address: 1 Chome Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
Architects: Sou Fujimoto Architects and Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei, Inc.
Developer: Mitsubishi Estate
Expected Completion Date: 2028

AE Interests: 390 meters tall, 31400 square meter site area, 63 floors, 100 room hotel on top floors, shops, restaurants, 2000 seat grand hall, bathhouse, semi-outdoor hill-like plaza, connected to Tokyo Station and Tokiwabashi Tower as part of urban development plan called ‘Tokyo Torch’, views of Tokyo and Mount Fuji, set to become Japan’s tallest building, best seismic resistance in Japan.

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PokoPoko Club House – Tochiji, Japan

Posted in Built by Daniel Connor on March 12, 2021

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Name: PokoPoko Club House
Address: 2301 Takakuotsu Michishita, Nasu-machi, Nasu-gun 325-0303 Tochigi Prefecture
Architect: Klein Dytham Architecture
Contractor: Tobu Construction
Client: Hoshino Resort
Structural Engineer: TECTONICA
Timber engineering: Shelter
M&E: Architectural Energy Research
Landscape designer: Studio TERRA
Lighting designer: FDS
Completed: 2020
AE Interests: 300 square meter area, fairytale inspired, strong 3 cone concept, local pine roof, upper and lower steel rings to create skylight, ‘doradora’ furniture made by Klein Dytham, each space has individual program, 360 degree views.
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The National Museum of Western Art – Tokyo, Japan

Posted in Built by Daniel Connor on March 12, 2021

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Building: The National Museum of Western Art
Location: 7-7 Ueno-Koen, Taito-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Le Corbusier
Supervisors: Junzo Sakakura, Kunio Maekawa, Takamasa Yoshizaka
Contractor: Shimizu Corporation
AE Interests:
1,587 square meter total area, entirely based on “the modulor” proportions, modernist, only Le Corbusier building in the far east, square layout, pyramidal skylights, double height ceilings, entirely concrete, galleries raised on concrete piers, ramps as vertical circulation.