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Sayama Forest Chapel – Saitama, Japan

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Building: Sayama Forest Chapel
Location: Saitama, Japan
Architect: Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Structural Engineer: Arup
Construction: Shimizu Corporation
Completion: 2013

AE Interests: Gassho-style building, handmade aluminum cast-sheet roof, columns lean against each other to create the visual of prayer, floor-to-ceiling glazing for natural light.

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Written by Katherine Berger

November 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Built

Toranoko Nursery – Yamanashi, Japan

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Building: Toranoko Nursery
Location: Yamanashi, Japan
Architect: Takashige Yamashita Office
Structural Engineer: Sasaki Structural Consultants
General Contractor: Usuko Sangyo
Completion: 2016

AE Interests: laminated-veneer lumber roof, curved roof, steel portal frame.

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Written by Katherine Berger

November 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Built

GC Prostho Museum Research Center – Kasugai-Shi, Japan

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Building: GC Prostho Museum Research Center
Location: Kasugai-Shi, Japan
Architect: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Structural Engineer: Jun Sato Structural Design
MEP Engineering: P. T. Morimura & Associates, LTD
Lighting Consultant: Daiko Electrics
General Contractor: Matsui Construction
Completion: 2010

AE Interests: modeled after an old Japanese toy, focus on human construction, no glue used for assembly.

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Written by Katherine Berger

November 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Built