When I heard that a museum showing architectural models had opened in Tokyo, I knew I would have to go.
The Archi-Depot merges storage warehouse with museum display. Here, you can see the brilliant ideas of some of Japan’s foremost architects and the painstaking work of their interns.
Shigeru Ban – Paper Church – Kobe, Japan, 1995
Showing layers of structure. Shigeru Ban – Japan Pavilion – Hannover, Germany 2000
Kajima Corporation – Nagano Olympic Memorial Arena – Nagano, Japan, 1996
This model had great tectonic details, but I didn’t get a good photo of the title.
Kohtei – Sandwich – Hiroshima, Japan, 2014
This one had a full-scale mockup of the roof and the rocks which were part of the landscape.
Kengo Kuma – House Vision 2013 – Tokyo, Japan
Klein Dytham Architecture – Kumamoto Station East Exit Proposal, 2007 (Unbuilt)
Satoshi Takae – tree-house – Nara, Japan 2012
This model was almost as tall as me. Klein Dytham Architecture – Super Model – Tokyo, Japan
The gift shop. What is architecture???