|Tokyo Midtow - image source|
You don’t have to look far in Japan to see its very successful attempts at urbanisation and leading an architectural revolution. Just a few of its many gems include the Sugamo Shinkin Bank, a multicoloured building in Tokyo that houses ATMs, a café, and meeting rooms, Tokyo Midtown and its sprawling metropolis of high buildings, and The Giant Cocoon in Tokyo, which is currently the second tallest educational building in the world.
|The Giant Cocoon - image source|
Inevitably, this relationship works both ways. In the last century, specifically in the rebuilding ofter world war II, there has been pressure from Japanese bureaucrats to develop a more Westernized urban environment - utilizing contemporary materials and technological advances in building techniques to build large high density cities.
What is your favourite example of Japanese design? Is there a particular architect that amazes you with their blending of traditional and contemporary architecture?
|Traditional Japanese House - image source|
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