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Maison Hérmes-Tokyo, Japan

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MaisonHermès-Tokyo-RenzoPiano-1

Building: Maison Hérmes
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2001
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Rena Dumas Architecture Intérieure
Structural Engineer: Arup, Mitsuhiro Kanada
Landscape: K. Tanaka

AE Interest: Structural core design similar to a pagoda. Innovation of large dampener / stiffness reducer to allow one side of building to lift up during earthquakes.

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Written by Carlos Garcia

August 26, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Posted in Built

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