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Location: Japan

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.

Shibaura House by Kazuyo Sejima & Associates in Tokyo, Japan. Lounge on the second floor. Photo: Forward Stroke Inc.
November 04, 2013 /

Shibaura House
Kazuyo Sejima & Associates
Tokyo, Japan

Structured and translucent, like a Japanese paper lantern. Shibaura House by Kazuyo Sejima & Associates brightens up the Shibaura district in Minato-ku, Tokyo’s pulsating business area near the Tokyo Bay. Public and private programs interweave in this cunning, white-clad amalgamation of boxy geometric volumes and playful curves.

October 01, 2013 /

Fukoku Tower
Dominique Perrault
Osaka, Japan

Situated at the exit of Osaka’s main train station in an area teeming with tall glass buildings, Fukoku Tower designed by French superstar architect Dominique Perrault for a Japanese insurance firm might seem inconspicuous at first. Just one out of many. When approaching from street level, however, you will see it slowly dissolving into fragments smaller and smaller still, like a giant tree taking its roots.

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