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Gate Tower Building – Osaka, Japan

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Building: Gate Tower Building
Location: Osaka, Japan
Design Architect: Azusa Design and Yamamoto-Nishihara Design Firm
Main Contractor: Sato Kogyo Co. Ltd.
Completion: 1992
Height to tip: 71.9 m (236 ft)
Floors above ground: 16 (highway cuts through 5-7th floor)

AE Interests: highway cutting through middle of building, double-core structure, vibration and noise control.

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Written by John Chen

September 3, 2015 at 4:09 pm

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Kamigata Rakugo Association Hall – Osaka, Japan

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Building: Kamigata Rakugo Association Hall
Location: Osaka, Japan
Design Architect: Tadao Ando
Main Contractor: Makoto Construction Co. Ltd.
Completion: 2012
Height: 12.563m
Total Floor Space: 263.54m2
Floors above ground: 3

AE Interests: delivering natural light to interior space, reinforced concrete structure.

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Written by John Chen

September 3, 2015 at 4:09 pm

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Organic Building – Osaka, Japan

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Building: Organic Building
Location: Osaka, Japan
Design Architect: Gaetano Pesce
Architect of Records: UD consultants, Inc.
Main Contractor: Cohnan Construction Inc.
Completion: 1989
Building footprint: 675.7m2
Floors above ground: 9

AE Interests: vertical garden, plant-clad exterior, sustainability in urban environment, steel reinforced concrete structure.

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Written by John Chen

September 3, 2015 at 4:09 pm

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Abeno Pedestrian Bridge – Osaka, Japan

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Building: Abeno Pedestrian Bridge
Location: Osaka, Japan
Design Engineer: Chuo Fukken Consultants Co.,Ltd.
Main Contractor: City of Osaka Department of Infrastructure
Completion: 2013
Total Length: 196.74m
Width: 3.5-9.5m

AE Interests: steel girder bridge, varying deck width, long span nonlinear bridge, urban pedestrian traffic, linking busy subway station exit to multiple destinations.

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Written by John Chen

September 3, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Posted in Built