Takumi Ota Photography

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Dentistry in the Forest / YYA / Yusuke Yoshino Architects

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Tanabe, Japan

Escenario Todoroki Building / Sasaki Architecture

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Setagaya City, Japan

How to Structure Buildings as Bridges

Metaphorically, building bridges equates to creating new opportunities, connections, and paths. The first bridges likely formed naturally with logs falling across rivers and natural depressions, though humans have also been building rudimentary structures to overcome obstacles since prehistory. Today, technological advances have made it possible to erect bridges that are both impressive and sculptural, playing a key role in transportation and connectivity. Usually needing to overcome large spans, with few points of support, bridges can be quite difficult to structure. But when is the bridge more than a connection between two points, instead resembling a building with a complex program? How can these 'bridge houses' be structured?

Spotlight: Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma (born 8th August, 1956) is one of the most significant Japanese figures in contemporary architecture. His reinterpretation of traditional Japanese architectural elements for the 21st century has involved serious innovation in uses of natural materials, new ways of thinking about light and lightness and architecture that enhances rather than dominates. His buildings don't attempt to fade into the surroundings through simple gestures, as some current Japanese work does, but instead his architecture attempts to manipulate traditional elements into statement-making architecture that still draws links with the area in which it's built. These high-tech remixes of traditional elements and influences have proved popular across Japan and beyond, and his recent works have begun expanding out of Japan to China and the West.

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ArchDaily Editors Select 20 Amazing 21st Century Museums

In honor of International Museum Day we’ve collected twenty fascinating museums well worth visiting again. In this round up you’ll find classics - such as Bernard Tschumi Architects' New Acropolis Museum and Zaha Hadid Architects' MAXXI Museum - as well as lesser-known gems - such as Medieval Museum, the Natural History Museum of Utah by Ennead, and the Muritzeum by Wingårdhs. See all of our editors' favorites after the break!

Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum / Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Yusuhara-cho, Japan

Yusuhara Marche / Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Urban Hut / Takehiko Nez Architects

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Tokyo, Japan
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  44
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2011

Gable House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  165
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2010