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AD Classics: Yokohama International Passenger Terminal / Foreign Office Architects (FOA)

The triumphant critical reception of the Yokohama International Passenger Terminal was the product of inventive architectural methodology and socially conscious thinking. Designed by Foreign Office Architects (FOA) in 1995, the futuristic terminal represented an emergent typology of transportation infrastructure. Its radical, hyper-technological design explored new frontiers of architectural form and simultaneously provoked a powerful discourse on the social responsibility of large-scale projects to enrich shared urban spaces.

© Satoru Mishima / FOA © Satoru Mishima / FOA © Satoru Mishima / FOA © Satoru Mishima / FOA

FOO / APOLLO Architects & Associates

  • Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Satoshi Kurosaki
  • Area: 190.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa

Grass Cave House / Makiko Tsukada Architects

  • Architects: Makiko Tsukada Architects
  • Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Makiko Tsukada
  • Area: 97.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Shinkenchiku-sha

© Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha

Beyond The Hill / acaa

  • Architects: acaa
  • Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Kazuhiko Kishimoto
  • Structural Engineer : Takahiro Suwabe
  • Area: 158.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda , Ryogo Utatsu

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda

Video: Studio Beneath the Railway + Step Plaza

Beneath an elevated railway in the former red-light district of Kogane-cho, the city of Yokohama and NPO Koganecho Area Management Center commissioned five architects to transform a 100 to 150 square meter site into what is now a destination for local artists and residents. Each practice - Contemporaries, Studio 2A, Workstation, Koizumi Atelier, and Nishikura Architectural Design Office - was assigned a single project, providing the community with a gallery, cafe, studio, meeting hall for artists, and stepped outdoor plaza. Tour through each space with this video, provided by JA+U

AD Classics: Tower of Winds / Toyo Ito

The Tower of Winds is a project largely indicative of Toyo Ito's approach to architecture, particularly his belief in the importance of technology and its vital role in the future of architecture. The project not only embraces technology and involves it in a dialogue with the city, but also establishes a direct symbolic relationship between nature and the installation.

Pojagi House / MDS

  • Architects: MDS
  • Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects: MDS
  • Project Team: Kiyotoshi Mori, Natsuko Kawamura 
  • Area: 102.68 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010

Pojagi House / MDS Pojagi House / MDS Pojagi House / MDS Pojagi House / MDS

MUR House / Apollo Architects & Associates

  • Architects: Apollo Architects & Associates
  • Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects: Apollo Architects & Associates
  • Structural Engineer: Kenta Masaki
  • Mechanical Engineer: Zennei Shimada
  • Area: 80.39 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa