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Location: Japan

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Foreign Office Architects - Yokohama Int. Port Terminal - Exterior
April 05, 2007 /

Yokohama International Port Terminal
Foreign Office Architects
Yokohama, Japan

The brief of the Yokohama International Port Terminal asked for the articulation of a passenger cruise terminal and a mix of civic facilities for the use of citizens in one building.

Tod’s Omotesando by Toyo Ito & Associates in Tokyo, Japan. exterior.
Photo © Edmund Sumner
October 31, 2005 /

Tod’s Omotesando
Toyo Ito & Associates
Tokyo, Japan

The facade of criss-crossed concrete braces reinterprets the silhouettes of the elm trees lining the street.

Musashino Art University Library by Sou Fujimoto in Tokyo, Japan. Photo courtesy Sou Fujimoto Architects
January 20, 2014 /

Musashino Art University Library
Sou Fujimoto
Tokyo, Japan

Sou Fujimoto’s new library for the famous Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan, suggests that in the internet-age a library is just that: a library! All it needs are good lighting, good orientation, bookshelves, and nice reading areas. Fujimoto’s Musashino Art University Library has all these ingredients, and more.

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