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Grin Grin Park: Island City, Japan

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Building: Grin Grin Park
Location: Island City (Hakata Bay, North of Fukuoka, Japan)
Architect: Toyo Ito
Construction: 2004-2005


AE Interest: Grin Grin Park lies on an artificial island and moves the architecture through the site. The design of the landscape melds together building and site with materials that compliment the hilly artificial island such as sloping wooden ramps and large glass walls.

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Written by Max Ballard

October 23, 2019 at 12:19 pm

Posted in Built

Hanamaruki Miso-Making Experience – Ina Nagano, Japan

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Building: Hanamaruki Miso-Making Experience
Location: Ina Nagano near Shinjuku
Architect: Takenaka Corporation
Construction: 2017


AE Interest: Miso-Making hall is designed to provide the best possible tour of the factory and provide lectures and entertainment to guests who come to learn about the Hanamaruki Foods Inc. Miso process. The building is made of concrete folded-plate walls, and as such has no interior columns or beams.
The building won a 2017 International Architecture Award for corporate buildings.

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Written by Max Ballard

October 23, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Posted in Built

Kanazawa Station – Kanazawa, Japan

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Building: Kanazawa Station
Location: Kanazawa: Ishikawa Prefecture
Architect: Ryuzo Shirae
Design/Construction: 2005


AE Interest: Overhaul of a 120-year-old building; The Tzuzimi-mon Gate is composed of radially angled beams cut from Japanese Cypress. The Motenashi dome is important to protect travelers from frequent snow.

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Written by Max Ballard

October 23, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Posted in Built