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Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture Steel Hut – Imabari, Japan

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Building: Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture

Location: Imabari, Japan

Architect: Toyo Ito & Associates 

Completed: 2011

 

AE Interest: Steel sheeting skin. 6mm steel plate, different types of polyhedron modules, steel frame, reinforced concrete, interior cave or womb like structure

 

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Written by Deanna Rodrigues

November 8, 2019 at 2:18 pm

Posted in Built

Grid Commercial Building – Nishinomiya, Japan

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Building: Grid Commercial Building 

Location: Nishinomiya, Japan 

Architect: T-Square Design Associates 

Structural Engineer: Amano Structural Engineering Office

Completed: 2018

 

AE Interest: concrete finished frame structure, grid pattern of facade seen from every angle of the building, facade designed to frame advertisements 

 

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Written by Deanna Rodrigues

November 8, 2019 at 2:18 pm

Posted in Built

Tomioka Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Tomioka, Japan

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Building: Tomioka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Location: Tomioka, Japan 

Architect: Tezuka Architects 

Structural Engineer: Ohno JAPAN

Lighting Design: Bonbori Lighting Architects & Associates, Inc

Completed: 2018

 

AE Interest: renovation of prior building, existing timber structure was reinforced with steel framing, diagonal members used as planar rigidity instead of trusses, repeating roof ridges, angle braces and knee braces support the framework, repeating diagonal grid pattern

 

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Written by Deanna Rodrigues

November 8, 2019 at 2:18 pm

Posted in Built