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Musashino Art University Museum & Library – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Musashino Art University Museum & Library
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architects: Sou Fujimoto Architects
Mechanical Engineer: Taku Satoh Design Office
Structural Engineer: Kankyo Engineering
Contractors: Taisei Corporation, Tsukasa Sakata
Completion: 2010

AE interests: Exterior made up of timber shelves covered by planes of glass, 9m high interior walls made up of bookshelves, Steel framing with reinforced concrete, Polycarbonate plate ceiling

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Written by Frances Lexine Gabrito

November 13, 2019 at 1:02 pm

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Fa-bo – Nomi City, Japan

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Building: Fa-bo
Location: Nomi City, Japan
Architects: Kengo Kuma
Structural Engineer: Ejiri Structural Engineers
Fiber Manufacturer: Komatsu Seiren
Completion: 2016

AE interests: World’s first use of carbon fibers as earthquake-resistant material, carbon fiber rods (3,089 total) provide structural support and shading, Carbon fiber composite (CABKINA Strand Rod) is sustainable and weighs 90% less than steel counterpart, roof garden and porous spongy ceramic for green space

Articles: [1, 2, 3]

Written by Frances Lexine Gabrito

November 13, 2019 at 1:02 pm

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Namba Park – Osaka, Japan

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Building: Namba Park
Location: Osaka, Japan
Architects: JERDE Partnership, Obayashi Corporation
Landscape Architect: EDAW, Inc.
Lighting Designer: Joe Kaplan Architectural Lighting
Completion: 2003

AE interests: Rooftop park provides natural intervention in Osaka’s dense urban condition, canyon carves out a path through a wide variety of commercial spaces, sloping park connects to streets providing accessibility to green spaces

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Written by Frances Lexine Gabrito

November 13, 2019 at 1:02 pm

Posted in Built