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Japanese Architecture

Shonan Christ Church / Takeshi Hosaka Architects
Japanese Architecture, Religious Architecture

Shonan Christ Church / Takeshi Hosaka Architects

The Shonan Christ Church designed by Japanese Architect Takeshi Hosaka stands at a rich green residential area which is 10-minutes away from Shonan beach on foot. The chapel of the 50-year old church became too small and it was therefore decided that a new church would be constructed on a different site. Church authorities said that the passages of the…

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Japan "Ordinary Backdrops" by Louise de Belle
Japanese Architecture

“Ordinary Backdrops” from Japan by Louise de Belle

Ordinary backdrops is a series of photographs by Louise de Belles that capture the beauty of the ordinary as well as commonplaces of Japanese cities that embrace imperfection. Ordinary :  adjective 1. With no special or distinctive features; normal. “he sets out to depict ordinary people” Ordinary Backdrops Photographs by Louis de Belle Work description by Louise de Belle Ordinary Backdrops is a photographic…

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The Golgi Structure by Fumihiko Maki, 1968
Japanese Architecture, Urban Design

The Golgi Structure by Fumihiko Maki, 1968

Maki’s Golgi Structures designed in 1968 by Fumihiko Maki was named after Nobel Prize-winner Camillo Golgi, who developed techniques for visualising nerve cell bodies. The structure proposed by Maki alternate dense urban areas with unstructured open spaces. Encasing the latter are light-absorbing cells that facilitate communication, energy distribution and mechanical systems.

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