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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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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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Naked House / Shigeru Ban
Japanese Architecture, Residential

Naked House / Shigeru Ban

The Naked House, located in Kawagoe, Japan designed by the japanese architect Shigeru Ban provides shelter for a family with five members, including two children and the owner’s elderly mother. The owner wanted a house that “provides the least privacy so that the family members are not secluded from one another, a house that gives everyone the freedom to have individual activities in…

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Salaryman #6 – A Modern Tale of Overwork in Japan

Salaryman #6, is a short 2002 movie, about overwork in Japan, frustration, depression and importance of work-life balance. A man in a suit is sprawled on the floor of an office; his colleagues help him to his feet but he seems to have lost his memory. The next morning, he remembers his name (Shiode) and where he works, but he…

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Yoyogi National Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange
20th Century Retrospective, Educational & Sports Facilities, Japanese Architecture

National Gymnasium for Tokyo Olympics / Kenzo Tange

As in the past, with the Yoyogi National Gymnasium Kenzo Tange continues to stimulate the creative possibilities of the architecture of our times. Designed and built between 1961 and 1964 to house swimming and diving events in the 1964 Summer Olympics, the design inspired Frei Otto’s arena designs for the Olympic Stadium in Munich.

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Educational & Sports Facilities, Japanese Architecture

The Floating Fountain Tokyo Olympic stadium / Tokujin Yoshioka

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has revealed his proposal for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium: The Floating Fountain. A piece of Architecture transformed into a platform for the Olympic Flame.

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