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Slowtecture S – Shiga, Japan

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Building: Slowtecture S
Location: Shiga, Japan
Completion: 2002
Architect: Shuhei Endo
AE Interests: Structural Steel Framing system, used as a complex culture center

Written by Mark Rocha

January 26, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Posted in Built

Refraction House – Aichi, Japan

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Building: Refraction House
Location: Aichi, Japan
Completion: 2000
Architect: Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama + AMORPHE
AE Interests: Distorted box composed of small rectangular concrete tower

Written by Mark Rocha

January 26, 2010 at 2:59 pm

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Rooftecture C – Hyogo, Japan

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Building: Rooftecture C
Location: Hyogo, Japan
Completion: 2002
Architect: Shuhei Endo
AE Interests: Crematorium with a curved metal roof to match surrounding landscape

Written by Mark Rocha

January 26, 2010 at 2:57 pm

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Springtecture H – Hyogo, Japan

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Building: Springtecture H
Location: Hyogo, Japan
Completion: 1998
Architect: Shuhei Endo
AE Interests: Corrugated Steel Sheets used as formwork of the building to combine the interior and exterior of the building, created using form of independent spiral of steel sheets

Written by Mark Rocha

January 26, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Posted in Built

Kansai Kan of the National Diet Library – Kyoto, Japan

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Building: Kansai Kan of the National Diet Library
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Completion: 2002
Architect: Fumio Toki Associates
General Contractors: Takenaka Corporation
AE Interests: During construction, precast concrete methods for beams and floors were used to reduce formwork and reinforcement of temporary fixtures at the site

Written by Mark Rocha

January 26, 2010 at 2:54 pm

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Nara Centennial Hall

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Building: Nara Centenniel Hall
Location: Nara, Japan
Completion: 1998
Architect: Arata Isozaki & Associates
General Contractors: Obayashi Corporation
AE Interests: Built with new pantadome construction method which used precast concrete panels to erect side walls and roof simultaneously

Written by Mark Rocha

January 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm

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Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum – Osaka, Japan

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Building: Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum
Location: Osaka, Japan
Completion: 2001
Architect: Tado Ando
Structural Engineers: Asocoral Engineering Associates
General Contractors: Zenitaka Corporation
AE Interests: Curving glass corridor

Written by Mark Rocha

January 26, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Posted in Built