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Location: Japan

June 07, 2017 /

Gifu Media Cosmos
Toyo Ito & Associates
Gifu, Japan

Gifu Media Cosmos sits in the heart of Gifu, a mountainous province in central Japan. Designed by the renowned architect Toyo Ito & Associates, the building is an inventive and imaginative example of the potentials inherent in timber construction.

March 22, 2017 /

Sayama Forest Chapel
Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Tokyo, Japan

A small multi-religious chapel located near a protected forest in the corner of the Sayama cemetery, in the vast suburbs of Tokyo. The minimalist and poetic chapel devoted to multi-religious contemplation is designed by the Tokyo architect Hiroshi Nakamura.

March 13, 2017 /

Naoshima Hall
Sambuichi Architects
Naoshima Island, Japan

The Naoshima Hall project, by Hiroshi Sambuichi, places a beautifully nuanced building in Honmura, an old castle town on the island’s eastern edge. It is at once a work of art, an astonishing piece of architecture, and a symbol of Sambuichi’s research into this island’s many ‘flows.’

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