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The Folding Building

(BAD) Blog About Design: The Folding Building

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Folding Building

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This commercial/ office building located in Tokyo, Japan is designed by Amano Design Office. The building was recently completed and has garnered a lot of attention. The building is a perfect example of modern architecture and how far society has come to think outside the box, and to simplify and minimize design. (ABOVE) The facade of the building seems to bend inwards and outwards, creating slight folds. What I find especially interesting is the flower shapes on the facade.

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(1) The side of the building is quite the opposite to the front. There are no intrusive bends or folds, rather a flat facade with rectangular, and square shaped windows.
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(2) A view behind the mesh-like exterior. When sunlight passes through the mesh it creates a brilliant display inside the building. 
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(3) Walking to the front doors of the building you are greeted by this beautiful light source. I love the different angles it creates. What I find interesting here is the the floors are actually bending and folding as well. This building has a phenomenal unity. 
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(4) The building at night. At night, the light from inside the building casts a sort of hazy glow on the mesh facade. What I find interesting about the building is that the folds and the bends become more and more apparent towards the top. What do you think of the building? Would you like this to be your office? 



At October 2, 2013 at 1:19 PM , Blogger Madison Frank said...

What a cool building! I especially love what it looks like at night. Great post!


At October 2, 2013 at 1:33 PM , Blogger (BAD) Blog About Design said...

Thanks so much for your comment Madison. I love the building at night :)


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