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Nicolas G. Hayek Center – Ginza, Japan

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Building: Nicolas G. Hayek Center
Location: Ginza, Japan
Architect: Shigeru Ban
Year Completed: 2007

AE Interest: Retractable glass facade that opens and closes like a store front

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November 22, 2019 at 2:04 pm

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Shibaura House Office – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Shibaura House Office 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Kazuyo Sejima
Year Completed: 2011

AE Interest: Structural steel and glass design with a vertical park concept, mixed use office and community space

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November 22, 2019 at 2:03 pm

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Risonare Garden Chapel – Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

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Building: Risonare Garden Chapel
Location: Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
Design and Engineering: Arup
Retractable Wall: Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Year: 2019

AE: Use of glazed glass and perforated wall for light quality, Retractable Wall 

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November 22, 2019 at 2:02 pm

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