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Save Japan’s Modern Architecture

Save Japan’s Modern Architecture

As preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics escalate, so do concerns regarding the preservation of the city’s heritage; and more specifically, according to Tomas Maier, Japan’s modernist architecture. The Bottega Venneta creative director recently embarked on an “urgent visit” to Japan in an effort to evaluate the city’s risk of loosing its modernist icons. With special consideration for the overlooked and threatened Hotel Okura, Maier believes that this Yoshiro Taniguchi-designed landmark is just one of many structures at risk of falling to "progress.”

Watch the video above and learn more about how you can help preserve the Hotel Okura, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Save Japan’s Modern Architecture" 16 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/578390/save-japan-s-modern-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884

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