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Mokuzai Kaikan – Koto, Japan

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Building: Mokuzai Kaikan
Location: Koto, Japan
Architect: Nikken Sekkei
Structural Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Mechanical Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Lighting: Hideto Mori, Lighting M
Contractor: Taisei Corporation
Owner: Tokyo Lumber Wholesalers Association
Completion: 2009

AE Interests: Wood as urban construction material for wood wholesaler office, use of Numerical Control Machining for precision in cutting wood, steel reinforced concrete cast in cedar frames for seismic design, dividers allow flow between spaces, use of semi-outdoor spaces called engawas, tall ceiling height for fire safety

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Written by Grace Ito

October 25, 2019 at 1:13 pm

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Miyahata Ruins Museum – Fukushima, Japan

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Building: Miyahata Ruins Museum
Location: Fukushima, Japan
Architect: Furuichi and Associates and Suzuki Sekkei
Structural Engineer: Holzstr
Contractor: Hazama Ando Corporation
Completion: 2015

AE Interests: Museum dedicated to studying Jomon time period, exposed concrete exterior and interior, structural ceiling resembles caves, use of Vectorworks to design hexagonal timber ceiling panels, metal roof, structural glass floors expose excavated ruins beneath, primary form language is rectilinear

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Written by Grace Ito

October 25, 2019 at 1:13 pm

Posted in Built

Toho Gakuen School of Music – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Toho Gakuen School of Music Chofu Campus
Location: Chofu, Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Nikken Sekkei
Structural Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Mechanical Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Acoustics: Nikken Sekkei
Contractor: Shimizu Corporation
Completion: 2014

AE Interests: Music room ‘village’, light courts, sunken courtyards to bring in light, curtain wall around campus lobby, open space to surrounding environment, rectilinear form, concrete block façade to reduce scale, unevenly spaced columns

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Written by Grace Ito

October 25, 2019 at 1:12 pm

Posted in Built