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Apartment Mound in Copenhagen – Øresund, Denmark

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Building: Apartment Mound in Copenhagen
Location:
Øresund City – between Copenhagen’s center and its airport
Architects: BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)
Structural Engineers: Moe & Brodsgaard

AE Interest: Concrete structure, timber exterior wall, staircase of terraces, integration of two buildings into one, larger glass doors providing a beautiful view of the landscape.

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Written by Seita Goto

January 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm

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Tezukayama Tower Plaza – Osaka, Japan

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Building: Tezukayama Tower Plaza
Location: Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Japan
Architect: Tadao Ando
Completed: September 1976

AE Interests: Exposed concrete design, composed of 4 block-structures, complex interior pathways.

Written by Seita Goto

September 1, 2011 at 11:50 am

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HH Style.com Casa – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: HH Style.com Casa
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Tadao Ando
Completed: 2005

AE Interests: Steel plate construction, origami-like folds in the outlook of the structure. The building is designed in a way such that it does not block too much of the sunlight for the surrounding neighbors.

Written by Seita Goto

September 1, 2011 at 11:28 am

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Kidosaki House – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: Kidosaki House
Location: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Tadao Ando
Completed: 1986

AE Interests: Exposed concrete design, geometric layout. The house was built for a couple and their parents, and thus the interior design is carefully laid out to give a balanced proportion of private and public space for the residents.

Written by Seita Goto

September 1, 2011 at 11:11 am

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TOTO Seminar House – Awaji, Japan

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Building: Toto Seminar House
Location: Awaji, Japan
Architect: Tadao Ando
Completed: 1997

AE Interests: Exposed concrete design. Ando inspired the building to be “at one” with the sea, and built it to integrate the surrounding nature. Unique design of the elevator which is placed outside of the building.

Written by Seita Goto

August 29, 2011 at 5:50 pm

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4m × 4m House Ⅰ – Kobe, Japan

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Building: 4m × 4m House
Location: Kobe, Japan
Architect: Tadao Ando
Construction: Nakata Construction
Completed: March 2003

AE Interests: Exposed concrete design, construction on compact and limited space, simple box-structure, the design allows for occupants to survey the Setonai Sea from their room.

Written by Seita Goto

August 28, 2011 at 7:34 pm

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