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Ginza Place – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Ginza Place
Location:  Tokyo, Japan
Architect:  Klein Dytham
Structural Engineer: Taisei Corporation
Lighting Design: Sirius Lighting Office
Contractor: Taisei Corporation
Owner/Developer:  Tsuzureya Co., Ltd

AE interests:
Woven facade created from 5,000 aluminum panels, inspired by traditional Sukashibori latticework pattern, smallest at the base to create a more human scale at street level, gaps between panels responsive to seismic activity

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Written by G. Steven Flores II

October 23, 2019 at 11:06 am

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Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
Location:  Tokyo, Japan
Architect:  Kengo Kuma and Associates
Structural Engineer: Makino Structural Design
Electrical Engineer:  Kankyo Engineering Inc.
Mechanical Engineer:  Kankyo Engineering Inc.
Lighting Design: Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design
Facade Design:  Ando Yoko Design
Owner/Developer:  Taito City
Construction: August 2010 – February 2012

AE interests:
Described structurally as 8 stacked “one-storied houses”, wood design (modern approach to traditional Japanese facades), geometric structure formed from intersecting planes, asymmetric perspectives

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Written by G. Steven Flores II

October 22, 2019 at 11:23 pm

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Toranomon Hills – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Toranomon Hills
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Nikken Sekkei, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Nikken Sekkei, Inc.
MEP Engineer: Shinryo Corp.; Kyudenko Corp.; Sanken Setsubi Kogyo Co.
Contractor: Obayashi Corporation
Owner/Developer: Mori Building
Construction: 2011-2014

AE interests:
Tallest building in Tokyo (838 ft), steel frame structure with reinforced concrete, architectural structure elevated above surrounding roads, seismic damping earthquake design, biodiversity-conscious open spaces, mixed use hotel/residential/retail

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Written by G. Steven Flores II

October 22, 2019 at 8:09 pm

Posted in Built