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Japanese Architecture

Architecture, Cultural Architecture

The Darling Exchange Library & Market / Kengo Kuma and Associates

Kengo Kuma completed his first building in Australia: a spiraling six-story structure at the heart of Sydney’s darling square district. The civic center is known as ‘The Darling Exchange’ and contains a library with spaces to support creative and technology startups; a ground floor market hall; a childcare center; and a rooftop bar with views over the neighboring park.

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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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Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates
Cultural Architecture, Japanese Architecture

Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates

The Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum designed by Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma connects a hotel and a spa operated by the town, which had been separated by a cliff and a road. The museum functions not only as the skywalk between the two facilities, but also as accommodations, work and exhibition rooms that cater to artist-in-residence program, thus bridging cultures of…

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ABE House / Urban Architecture Office
Japanese Architecture, Residential

ABE House / Urban Architecture Office

ABE House designed by Japanese Architects Urban Architecture Office is a single family dwelling in Tama-shi, a residential district of Tokyo. Imagined as an outdoor garden, the interior circulation of this houses creates a journey as inhabitants pass between rooms. The exterior facade is made with three volumes of different heights that are clustered in a variety of facets.

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