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Chuo

YAGICHO-HONTEN / Schemata Architects

00:00 - 10 October, 2017
YAGICHO-HONTEN / Schemata Architects, © Kenya Chiba
© Kenya Chiba

© Kenya Chiba © Kenya Chiba © Kenya Chiba © Kenya Chiba + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo, Tokyo 103-0022, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Jo Nagasaka
  • Project Team

    Toshihisa Aid, Kohei Hayashi
  • Area

    45.6 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Ginza Place / Klein Dytham architecture + TAISEI DESIGN Planners Architects & Engineers

19:00 - 12 September, 2017
© Nacasa & Partners
© Nacasa & Partners

© Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners + 26

A House in Tsukishima / ICADA

20:00 - 27 November, 2016
A House in Tsukishima / ICADA, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura + 20

Tokyu Plaza Ginza / Nikken Sekkei

22:00 - 24 November, 2016
Tokyu Plaza Ginza / Nikken Sekkei, © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc.
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc. + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
  • Design Team

    Taro Nakamoto + Takayuki Sakamoto + Ryo Hatano + Seiji Yamada + Atsuhiko Amakasu / Nikken Sekkei
  • Area

    50.093 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Renovation of "KANBAN-style" / Rei Mitsui Architects

17:00 - 16 August, 2016
Renovation of "KANBAN-style" / Rei Mitsui Architects, © Jérémie Souteyrat
© Jérémie Souteyrat

© Jérémie Souteyrat © Jérémie Souteyrat © Jérémie Souteyrat © Jérémie Souteyrat + 36

The PARK・ING Ginza / Nobuo Araki/The Archetype

19:00 - 12 July, 2016
The PARK・ING Ginza / Nobuo Araki/The Archetype  , © Atsushi Fuseya
© Atsushi Fuseya

© Atsushi Fuseya © Atsushi Fuseya © Atsushi Fuseya © Atsushi Fuseya + 17

House in Ningyo-cho / K+S Architects

21:00 - 7 April, 2015
House in Ningyo-cho / K+S Architects, © Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chuo, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Nobuya Kashima, Aya Sato
  • Area

    54.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza Facade Renewal / Jun Aoki & Associates

00:00 - 14 October, 2014
Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza Facade Renewal / Jun Aoki & Associates, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano + 10

Dear Ginza / amano design office

01:00 - 14 September, 2013
Dear Ginza / amano design office, © nacasa & partners Inc.
© nacasa & partners Inc.

© nacasa & partners Inc. © nacasa & partners Inc. © nacasa & partners Inc. © nacasa & partners Inc. + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chuo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Collaborators

    Atorie Oica , Azzurro Architects
  • Area

    155.55 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

AD Classics: Shizuoka Press and Broadcasting Center / Kenzo Tange

01:00 - 4 September, 2013
AD Classics: Shizuoka Press and Broadcasting Center / Kenzo Tange, Courtesy of Petr Šmídek - www.archiweb.cz
Courtesy of Petr Šmídek - www.archiweb.cz

“Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.”       - Kenzo Tange

In honor of what would have been Kenzo Tange’s 100th birthday, AD Classics presents one of the Japanese master’s most iconic projects - the Shizuoka Press and Broadcasting Center. Built in 1967, the building was the first spatial realization of Tange’s Metabolist ideas of organically-inspired structural growth, developed in the late 1950s. The Shizuoka Press and Broadcasting Center is far more significant than its relatively small size would suggest, encapsulating the concepts of  the new Metabolistic order in architecture and urban planning that prevailed in post-World War II Japan.

 More about this icon of Metabolism after the break….