ARCHI-DEPOT

When I heard that a museum showing architectural models had opened in Tokyo, I knew I would have to go.

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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.

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Shigeru Ban – Paper Church – Kobe, Japan, 1995

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Showing layers of structure. Shigeru Ban – Japan Pavilion – Hannover, Germany 2000

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Why not make drawings etched on bronze?

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Kajima Corporation – Nagano Olympic Memorial Arena – Nagano, Japan, 1996

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This model had great tectonic details, but I didn’t get a good photo of the title.

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Delightful detail in a model of SANAA’s “Home-for-All,” Tsukihama, Japan, 2014

 

 

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Beautiful large-scale model. I love the trees, it looks like they were made from some kind of sponge. Riken Yamamoto – Tianjin Housing Project (Unbuilt)

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Kohtei – Sandwich – Hiroshima, Japan, 2014

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This one had a full-scale mockup of the roof and the rocks which were part of the landscape.

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!!!

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Kengo Kuma – V&A at Dundee

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Kengo Kuma – House Vision 2013 – Tokyo, Japan

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Klein Dytham Architecture – Kumamoto Station East Exit Proposal, 2007 (Unbuilt)

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Satoshi Takae – tree-house – Nara, Japan 2012

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This model was almost as tall as me. Klein Dytham Architecture – Super Model – Tokyo, Japan

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I wish this was real life

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The gift shop. What is architecture???

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “ARCHI-DEPOT

  1. Wow — these models are incredible! My favorite is the Kajima Corporation – Nagano Olympic Memorial Arena model. I would love to see the actual structure. Also, really great photos to show us the models. Thanks Allison! Love, Dad

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