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Za Koenji Public Theatre / Toyo Ito

  • 01:00 - 15 June, 2009
Za Koenji Public Theatre / Toyo Ito
Za Koenji Public Theatre / Toyo Ito, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +10

From the architect. Once more, Iwan Baan shared with the Za Koenji Public Theatre by Toyo Ito in Tokyo, Japan. An impressive black volume in the middle of the city of Suginami in Tokyo and managed by Creative Theatre Network (CTN), a non-profit organization led by president Ren Saito.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

You can see the complete photoset on Iwan's website.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
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kayts · September 18, 2010

So @aschoks loves the Gehry Disney Concert Hall so I know he&#39ll drool over the Za Koenji Public Theater

Temple · June 18, 2009

great ;)

imagine · June 18, 2009

just 1 word: love it!

George · June 17, 2009

Toyo is really hitting his stride...For me, this building is most successful in how it seems to achieve complex results via simple means. There are some great images of what looks to be the 'attic' space blow the roof on Mr. Baan's website...

The Cor-Ten toned interiors are great...

Jade Doel · June 17, 2009

As an Architecture student, I had the privilege of meeting Toyo Ito at his Tokyo office in December 2007. Their was a group of us from our university in New Zealand who got to meet him and he showed us this project as well as a few competition projects that he was currently working on. He is amazing and his staff are really talented. He told us that this buildings form was generated by the negative space between a cluster of over lapping spheres or bubbles. Also the mock models for the Taichung Metropolitan Opera House were to die for!

spinola · June 17, 2009

black berlin philarmonie, anyone?

extremely good work anyway...

dustin · June 17, 2009

beautiful building, great front facade.

Ala · June 17, 2009

Personally, I always like Toyo Ito's works. Almost all of them are very original and very creative. For example, you can see the originality of his work especially in Taichung Metropolitan Opera House, Taiwan and Berkeley Museum, California. I am betting he will be the 2010 recipient of Pritzker prize.

I wish our precious ArchDaily team could post the above mentioned projects.

And always thank you, ArchDaily for posting unique projects.

Travis · June 17, 2009

plans / sections?

Shawn · June 17, 2009

I like the portal windows into the cafe, could be a bit of glare though.

Does anyone know in the bottom interior shot, what the cavity in the wall between the glazing does? Is it part of the ventilation system?

LexX · June 16, 2009

extreeeemly nice!


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