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21_21 Design Sight—Tokyo, Japan

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Building: 21_21 Design Sight
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completed: 2007
Architect: Tadao Ando Architect & Associates + Nikken Sekkei
Structural Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Mechanical Engineer: Nikken Sekkei
Main Contractor: Takanaka Corporation + Taisei Corporation

AE Interest: The structure consists of two trapezoidal buildings which form a triangular figure. The structure is designed for fluidity through large, folded-steel roofs that taper towards the ground. This building is part of the Tokyo Midtown project, which aimed to channel the timeless elegance of Manhattan real estate.

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Written by Xiuzhu Shao

December 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Posted in Built

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