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Fukushima Lagoon Museum – Toyosaka, Japan

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Building:  Fukushima Lagoon Museum
Location:  Toyosaka, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Completion:  1998
Architect:  Jun Aoki
Client:  Toyosaka City

AE Interests:  tilted circular structure, spiral ramp to panoramic views, double layered tent roof, sloping glass curtain wall

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:31 pm

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Niigata City Performing Arts Centre – Niigata, Japan

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Building:  Niigata City Performing Arts Centre
Location:  Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Completion:  2002
Architect:  Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier

AE Interests:  resembles archipelago, floating structures, elliptical glass skin, aluminum screen used for solar shading

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:31 pm

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Stone Museum – Nasu, Japan

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Building:  Stone Museum
Location:  Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
Completion:  2000
Architect:  Kengo Kuma & Associates
Client:  Shirai Building Stone
Structural Engineer:  K.Nakata & Associates
Mechanical Engineer:  M.I. Consultants

AE Interests:  Uses regional stone for louvers combined with porous and  slatted stone walls

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:28 pm

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Museum of Hiroshige Ando – Bato, Japan

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Building:  Museum of Hiroshige Ando
Location:  Bato, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
Completion:  2000
Architect:  Kengo Kuma & Associates and Ando Architecture Design Office
Client:  Bato Town
Structural Engineer:  Aoki Structural Engineers
Mechanical Engineer:  P.T.Morimura & Associates
General Contractor:  Obayashi Corporation

AE Interests:  Wood lattice over reinforced concrete and steel structure, inspired by artist’s own works

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:27 pm

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Matsudai Small Tower – Matsudai, Japan

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Building:  Matsudai Small Tower
Location:  Matsudai, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Completion:  2003
Architect:  Marin + Trottin Architectes/Périphériques Architectes
Client:  Art Front Gallery

AE Interests:  Sculpture, observation tower, mesh structural skin (steel painted gray)

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:27 pm

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Pine Courtyard House – Yongin City, South Korea

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Building:  Pine Courtyard House
Location:  Yongin City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Completion:  1998
Architect:  Byoungsoo Cho
Client:  Jungwhan Kim

AE Interests:  Central courtyard provides natural light and ventilation, insulated concrete wall, wooden screens to control solar heat gain

Written by Zahra Bhora

January 24, 2010 at 6:23 pm

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Burj al-Arab – Dubai, UAE

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Building: Burj al-Arab
Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, UAE
Completion: 1999
Architect: Tom Wright
Supporting Architect: W.S. Atkins & Partners
Structural Engineer: Eversendai Engineering
MEP: DSE Engineering Group

AE Interests: Artificial Island Base, Fabric Atrium Wall, Teflon-coated Glass, Diagonal Trusses

Written by Zahra Bhora

September 2, 2009 at 11:43 am

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