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YAGICHO-HONTEN / Schemata Architects

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

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

© Nacasa & Partners
© Nacasa & Partners

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

A House in Tsukishima / ICADA

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

  • Architects: ICADA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  67
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: DN Lighting

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.+ 21

Renovation of "KANBAN-style" / Rei Mitsui Architects

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

  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Chukei Techno, Knobs & Knockers, WEST inx Ltd.

The PARK・ING Ginza / Nobuo Araki/The Archetype

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

Chuo, Japan

House in Ningyo-cho / K+S Architects

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

Chuo, Japan
  • Architects: K+S Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  54 Area:  54
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014 Year:  2014

Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza Facade Renewal / Jun Aoki & Associates

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

Dear Ginza / amano design office

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

AD Classics: Shizuoka Press and Broadcasting Center / Kenzo Tange

“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….