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Exterior Rythm
Cultural Architecture

Kimbell Art Museum in Texas / Louis Kahn

The Kimbell Art Museum designed by Louis I. Kahn in 1972, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. Kahn designed a building in which “light is the theme.” Natural light enters through narrow plexiglass skylights along the top of cycloid barrel vaults and is diffused by wing-shaped pierced-aluminum reflectors that hang below, giving…

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Nakagin Capsule Tower / Kisho Kurokawa
Japanese Architecture, Residential

Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo / Kisho Kurokawa

The Nakagin Capsule Tower designed by the Japanese Architect Kisho Kurokawa is a mixed-use residential and office tower located in the center of Tokyo, Japan. Completed in 1972, the building is a rare remaining example of Japanese Metabolism, an architectural movement emblematic of Japan’s postwar cultural resurgence. It was the world’s first example of capsule architecture built for permanent and practical use….

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