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Kengo Kuma, SANAA and Nikken Design New Shibuya Skyscraper

Tokyu Corporation has unveiled a new skyscraper planned will rise adjacent to Tokyo's Shibuya Station. A collaborative design by Japanese firms Kengo KumaSANAA and Nikken, the 230-meter mixed use tower will feature an unprecedented, 3,000-square-meter public sky deck that promises "views of Mt. Fuji" (on a clear day).  

The Shibuya tower is planned to open in 2019, a year before the Tokyo Olympics.

"Classic Japan" Episode 1: Yoyogi National Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange

From Tokyo-based French architect and film maker Vincent Hecht comes "Classic Japan," a series of short films focussed on Japanese architecture from between the 1950s and 80s. 

The first installment takes viewers into Kenzo Tange's 1964 Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, built to house the swimming and diving events of the 1964 Summer Olympics. Completed in less than two years and seating upwards of 15,000 spectators, the Gymnasium is renowned for its suspension roof, and will host the handball competitions during Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics.

Komachi Building / Key Operation

  • Architects: Key Operation
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects in Charge: Akira Koyama Structural Engineer, Delta Structural Consultants
  • Area: 50.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Key Operation

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Ebisu Town House / Naoya Kawabe Architect & Associates

© Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki

The Wall of Nishihara / SABAOARCH

© Ohno Shigeru © Ohno Shigeru © Ohno Shigeru © Yuji Nishijima

Dear Jingumae Building / amano design office

© Nacasa & Partners Inc. © Nacasa & Partners Inc. © Nacasa & Partners Inc. © Nacasa & Partners Inc.

Shonen Junk / studio 201

  • Architects: studio 201
  • Location: Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 5 Chome−2−25 5・2・25ビル
  • Interior design: Manabu Okano[studio201](Architect)
  • Area: 103.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)

© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP) © Kenta Hasegawa (OFP) © Kenta Hasegawa (OFP) © Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)

Kilico / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

© Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki © Ken'ichi Suzuki

I Find Everything / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

  • Architects: Makoto Yamaguchi Design
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Area: 20.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura

Y-3 / Komada Architects' Office

  • Architects: Komada Architects' Office
  • Location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: Takeshi Komada, Yuka Komada
  • Consultant: Yasushi Moribe
  • Area: 326.6 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

© Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima

T2 retail shop / General Design

  • Architects: General Design
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect: Shin Ohori
  • Area: 99.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano

Starbucks Espresso Journey / Nendo

  • Architects: Nendo
  • Location: Omotesando, 4丁目-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Daici Ano, Hiroshi Iwasaki

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano

DST / aat + makoto yokomizo architects

© Hiro Sakaguchi © Hiro Sakaguchi © Hiro Sakaguchi © Hiro Sakaguchi

Nico Nico Shop / SUGAWARADAISUKE

  • Architects: SUGAWARADAISUKE
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: SUGAWARADAISUKE / Daisuke Sugawara
  • Area: 154.19 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota

NADiff a.p.a.r.t / Schemata Architecture Office

  • Architects: Schemata Architecture Office
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: Schemata Architecture Office
  • Area: 115.1 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008

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