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Tokyo Big Sight- Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Tokyo Big Sight
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: AXS Satow
Construction: Hazama, Shimizu Corporations (6 others)
Completion: October 1995

AE Interest:
Glass and Titanium-panelled Conference Tower appear as a set of four inverted pyramids mounted upon large supports. Steel Frame with reinforced concrete.

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Written by dgonz17

October 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm

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Umeda Sky Building- Osaka, Japan

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Building: Umeda Sky Building
Location: Osaka, Japan
Architect: Hiroshi Hara
Construction: Takenaka Corporation
Completion: 1993

AE Interest:
568 feet (173 meter) tall building made of two towers connected to each other by the “Floating Garden Observatory” on the 39th floor.

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Written by dgonz17

October 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm

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Audi Forum-Omotesando, Japan

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Building: Audi Forum
Location: Omotesando, Japan
Architect: Creative Designers International (CDI)
Engineer: ARUP
Structural Engineer: Kajima Corporation
Completion: 2006

AE Interests:
Also known as the Iceberg, unique crystal structure designed to reflect light from all angles, representing modern Japanese architecture. Asymmetric glass facade and completely transparent elevator shaft.

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Written by dgonz17

October 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm

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