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K-Museum – Tokyo, Japan

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Building: K-Museum
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Status: Completed 1996, closed to the public but viewable from outside
Architect: Makoto Sei Watanabe

AE Interests: Use of both physical miniature models and CAD images using a 3D scanner; simple, abstract forms part of a complex whole; direction gives sense of movement; aluminum and stainless steel panels on exterior, reflective surface; interior walls are made of two acrylic sheets with aluminum honeycomb in between, called “Acry honeycomb”; completed as part of a wave of construction in the new “Tokyo Waterfront City” Odaiba, but closed when the economic bubble burst

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Written by Alvin Nguyen

September 9, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Posted in Built

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