21st Century Tokyo A Guide to Contemporary Architecture

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  • Copyright: 2010-05-01
  • Publisher: Kodansha USA
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Tokyo-one of the most innovative and forward-thinking cities in the world, and nowhere is this more evident than in its modern architecture. Eighty-three of the city's latest buildings are gathered in these pages and introduced not just from an architectural perspective but as part of the social, cultural, and political tapestry of the city. With stunning black-and-white photography spotlighting a wide range of projects, from the monumental masterpieces of famous architects to the everyday buildings often overlooked, this is a full and fascinating overview of the architectural landscape of twenty-first-century Tokyo. Book jacket.

Author Biography

JULIAN WORRALL is a licensed architect, an architectural and urban historian, a widely published critic and an educator. He is currently an Assistant Professor of architecture at Waseda University in Tokyo. He writes regularly on the subject.
EREZ GOLANI SOLOMON holds a Ph. D. in architecture from the University of Tokyo. He teaches urban theory and architectural design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and at Tel-Aviv and Waseda Universities.
Photographer JOSHUA LIEBERMAN's assignments have taken him to Dubai, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, with commissions ranging from architectural magazine editorials to luxury hotel advertising campaigns.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
How to use this bookp. 13
Ginza, Marunouchi, and vicinity
Introductionp. 14
Mapsp. 16
Tokyo International Forump. 18
Mikimoto Ginza 2p. 22
National Showa Memorial Museump. 26
Tokyo Dome Hotelp. 30
Water Level Observatoryp. 32
Egg of Windsp. 34
DN Tower 21p. 36
Chanelp. 38
Louis Vuitton Ginza Namiki Storep. 40
Maison Hermèsp. 42
Opaque Ginzap. 44
Pacific Century Placep. 45
Shimbashi, Odaiba, and vicinity
Introductionp. 46
Mapsp. 49
Shinonome Canal Courtp. 50
Harumi Passenger Ship Terminalp. 54
Fuji Television Headquartersp. 58
Rainbow Bridgep. 62
Ariake Garbage Factoryp. 64
Tokyo Big Sightp. 66
Nippon Television Headquartersp. 68
Dentsu Head Officep. 70
Shiodome City Centerp. 72
Pedestrian Deckp. 74
Hikari Police Boxp. 76
Shinagawa Intercityp. 77
Omotesando, Aoyama, and vicinity
Introductionp. 78
Mapsp. 81
Omotesando Hillsp. 82
Louis Vuitton Omotesandop. 86
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasiump. 90
Prada Boutique Aoyamap. 94
Comme des Garçonsp. 96
Tod'sp. 98
Gyrep. 100
Quicop. 102
Watari-ump. 104
Doricp. 106
Nike Sportswear Store Tokyop. 108
Park Axis Aoyama 1-Chome Towerp. 109
Shibuya and vicinity
Introductionp. 110
Mapp. 112
Hillside Terracep. 114
Shibuya Station Extensionp. 118
Komaba Campus IIp. 122
Earthtecture Sub-1p. 126
Tokyo Church of Christp. 128
Gallery Speak Forp. 130
A.P.C.p. 132
Aoyama Technical Collegep. 134
Tofuku Charnel Housep. 136
QFrontp. 138
Shibuya Mark Cityp. 140
Apple Store Shibuyap. 141
Roppongi and vicinity
Introductionp. 142
Mapp. 144
The National Art Centerp. 146
Roppongi Hillsp. 150
Tokyo Midtownp. 154
21_21 Design Sightp. 158
Convenience Storep. 160
Izumi Garden Towerp. 162
Swedish Embassyp. 164
Sakurazaka Parkp. 166
Billboard Buildingp. 168
Aurap. 170
Joule-Ap. 172
Esq Hiroop. 173
Shinjuku and vicinity
Introductionp. 174
Mapp. 177
Tokyo City Hallp. 178
Yodobashi Churchp. 182
Nikenya Apartmentsp. 186
New National Theatrep. 190
Opera Cityp. 92
Tokyo Metropolitan Expresswayp. 194
NTT Headquartersp. 196
Shinjuku Park Towerp. 198
NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Buildingp. 200
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Towerp. 202
Nishi-shinjuku Forest Buildingp. 204
Shinjuku Southern Terracep. 205
Other areas
Introductionp. 206
Mapsp. 207
Yokohama International Passenger Terminalp. 208
Okurayama Apartmentsp. 212
Fuji Kindergartenp. 216
Muji Infill Housep. 220
Reversible Destiny Loftsp. 222
The International Library of Children's Literaturep. 224
The Gallery of Horyuji Treasuresp. 226
Andon Ryokanp. 228
Edo-Tokyo Museump. 230
Dokkyo Junior & Senior High Schoolp. 232
Claskap. 233
Endnotesp. 234
Indexp. 235
Acknowledgmentsp. 239
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