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The Ice Cubes – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: The Ice Cubes
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2008
Architect: Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects
Mechanical Engineer: Sogo Consultants
Electrical Engineer: Sogo Consultants
Structural Engineer: Orimoto Structural Engineers
Contractor: Taisei Corporation
AE Interests: seismic design, lateral support, interlocking cubes, light material

Articles: 1, 2

Written by Audrey Soltau

November 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Built

Izumi Garden Tower – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Izumi Garden Tower
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2002
Architect: Nikken Sekkei
Contractor: Shimizu Construction Company
Developer: Sumitomo Realty & Development Co.
AE Interests: seismic design, high rise building, sustainability, green architecture, ribbed glass curtain wall

Articles: 1, 2

Written by Audrey Soltau

November 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Built

Tsuruoka City Cultural Hall – Tsuruoka City, Japan

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Building: Tsuruoka City Cultural Hall
Location: Tsuruoka City, Japan
Completed: 2018
Architect:  Kazuyo Seijima 
Structural Engineer: Arup
Consultants: Sogo Consultants
Acoustic Engineering: Nagata Acoustics
AE Interests: seismic design, curved steel framing, flexible volumes, sweeping canopy roofs

Articles: 1, 2

Written by Audrey Soltau

November 1, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Posted in Built