shibaura house

shibaura house by kazuyo sejima is a multi-storey building with flexible workshop rooms in shibaura district in tokyo. the building offers different rooms on several “terraces” and can be used for many different functions and activities, such as meetings, conferences, evening events, lectures or exhibitions. the steel and glass construction is perforated from terraces to the outside and offers a high degree of daylight in every room.

gps: 35.64215, 139.7485 / code: japtok0046

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location: japan, tokyo

architect: kazuyo seijima

completed: 2011

photo: 17/01/13

 

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archi-depot

in tokyo´s shinagawa district, archi-depot opened as museum dedicated to the storage and display of contemporary japanese architectural models. like “pigments” (see below) this museum was created by the company “warehouse terrada”. the museum offers rows and rows of miniature designs. many of the projects shown were realized.

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gps: 35.62092, 139.74872 / code: japtok0136

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location: japan, tokyo

architect: unknown

completed: 2015

photo: 17/01/13

 

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pigments

the painting supply store “pigment” features a huge selection of more than 4,200 different pigments,  paintbrushes, ink sticks and traditional japanese paper. this store is run by the warehouse company terrada and is part of a programme to convert the companies` warehouses in the shinagawa area into design shops, museums, galleries and restaurants. the selection of suppy goods is as amazing as the store’s interior design by architect kengo kuma. kuma created an open space framed by waves of bamboo sticks which both have an exquisite and welcoming appearance.

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gps: 35.62124, 139.7494 / code: japtok0219

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location: japan, tokyo

architect: kuma kengo

completed: 2015

photo: 17/01/13

 

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abeno harukas

japan railway’s kintetsu corporation built the skyscraper as a hub for various railway terminals. the 60-storey building became the tallest skyscraper in the country at 300m height. the skyscraper has a total floor space of 306,000m² and provides direct connections to the kansai international airport and the osaka international airport.the building also includes observatory decks, a museum, a university, a hotel, a department store, restaurants, retail spaces and offices.

gps: 34.64563, 135.51444 / code: without

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location: japan, osaka

architect: cesar pelli

completed: 2014

photo: 17/01/12

 

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organic building

the walls of the construction features extruded pockets with plants, thus creating an  vertical garden. this idea also contributes to the overall original look of the building which made it become one of the city’s landmarks in the past years. the 80 types of plants and trees were selected by asking help from specialized local horticulturists.

gps: 34.67737, 135.49912 / code: japosa0013

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location: japan, osaka

architect: gaetano pesce

completed: 1993

photo: 17/01/12

 

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