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Ecoms House – Tosu City, Japan

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Building: Ecoms House
Location: Tosu City, Saga Prefecture, Japan
Completed: 2004
Architect: Riken Yamamoto
Structural Engineer: Iijima Structural Design Office

AE Interests: Made completely from prefabricated aluminum. Pieces are bolted together on site quickly and easily, making the building light and cost efficient.

Written by Marcus Allen

January 28, 2010 at 12:11 pm

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Riverwalk Kitakyushu – Kitakyushu, Japan

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Building: The Riverwalk Kitakyushu
Location: Kitakyushu, Japan
Completed: April 2003
Architect: The Jerde Partnership

AE Interests: Massive concrete geometric figures.

Written by Marcus Allen

January 28, 2010 at 10:14 am

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Oita Stadium – Oita Japan

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Building: Oita Stadium
Location: Oita, Oita, Japan
Completed: 2001
Architect: Kisho Kurokawa
Structural Engineer: KT Group

AE Interests: Steel + reinforced concrete. Retractable roof and seating. Roof is made of a teflon membrane that allows 25% light permeability, making artificial light unnecessary during the day.

Written by Marcus Allen

January 28, 2010 at 10:05 am

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Makino Museum of Plants and People – Kochi City, Japan

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Building: Makino Museum of Plants and People
Location: Mount Godai, Kochi City, Japan
Completed: March 1999
Architect: Naito Architects and Associates
Structural Designer: Structural Design Group/SDG

AE Interests: Reinforced concrete and steel plus laminated wood roof framing. Large canopy provides sun shading efficiency. Deciduous trees planted next to external air intakes precools air before it enters the building.

Written by Marcus Allen

January 27, 2010 at 5:58 pm

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Gifu Kitagata Apartments – Gifu, Japan

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Building: Gifu Kitagata Apartments
Location: Kitagata, Gifu, Japan
Completed: March 1998
Architect: Kazuyo Sejima & Associates and Yamasei Sekkei

AE Interests: Reinforced concrete structure. Utilized construction waste minimization by using each room as a modular building block.

Written by Marcus Allen

January 27, 2010 at 5:50 pm

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Kaze-no-oka Crematorium – Nakatsu, Oita, Japan

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Building: Kaze-no-oka Crematorium
Location: Nakatsu, Japan
Completion: 1997
Architect: Maki and Associates
Structural Engineer: Hanawa Structural Engineers

AE Interests: Reinforced Concrete and Steel Frame.

Written by Marcus Allen

January 27, 2010 at 5:42 pm

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Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center – Yumebutai, Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture

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Building: Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center
Location: 1 Yumebutai, Awaji City, Hyogo 656-2306 Japan
Completed: 1995
Architect: Tadao Ando, Architecture Research Center

AE Interests: Built after a devastating earthquake, the compound layers the alter topography with little adjustments to the natural ground.

Written by Marcus Allen

January 27, 2010 at 5:30 pm

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