Setagaya Business Center, TOKYU Consultants , 1993.



Here the link to wikipedia voice. It is a center just outside of the YOUGA station on the den-en toshi line, starting from Shibuya station. Tokyu is the main constructor and owner of the railway and the center itself…

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KOMAZAWA Green Building, by Daizo Tanaka Architects

We were going back home after a ride with the bicycle rental tour with my kid.

I saw this facade, very entertaining and it seemed quite new.

back home I found directly the architect web site, here




I do not know if the customers were really ones or just advertisment for the place! They look so american fashion style over that terrace.


It was evident that that building is to become the best spot outside the Olympic park of Komazawa which I suggest to visit at least once.

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Setagaya Art Museum, 世田谷美術館 by 内井昭蔵(1933−2002) Uchii Shojo

IMGP1245Luckily the bus from Yoga station was functioning well, and in less than 15 minutes we were at the Kinuta Park in the Setagaya Ward. That was our Sunday plan, then we found this compelling building and I took some good shots I believe.

Here it is their official web site. The current exhibition did not attracted my interest, since it was about how the Americans perceived Japan, all sort of japaniseries….from Boston (Why I should watch it is at least dubiou. really it was just too late to get inside). This is the english link from wikipedia.

The main building is from 1980. All the freizes are made by concrete, and they are indeed well made.

The architect himself seems quite an authority for the japanese, here is their official , rather simple, website.


Here a nice website about museum plenty of well done picture, even of the inside where I did not enter. I guess it is from the concrete maker! Anyway clap your hands !

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NTT skyscraper, Sumida building (NTTドコモ墨田ビル, ) , 2004, by NTT Facilities

IMGP1143Started in 1998 and finished in 2004, the height is 156 meters. It is listed as a telecommunication facility.

I walk near those premises when I go to work. I had come to notice it when I went for the first time to the Edo Museum which is quite nearby.

here is the link to the Japanese voice of Wikipedia, and here is the link to the NTT architect description. It is worth saying that this architectural office is doing great and well-pondered projects. The company has somewhere around 5500 employers!

This project features an impressive wall composed by louvre and I believe that was trendy when it was projected. I can not see anybody now, in 2014, doing a project using the same style.

The taste is somehow from northern Europe I would say, specifically Germany. ( I would not be surprised to read BMW at the top instead of  NTT!)

I do not know who was in charge of the design but they did a great job.

My pictures are telling the truth about the coating that is unpredictable from a  long distance point of view as it is too bold.

It is worth pointing out that NTT is the leader in the Japanese market of ITT. It might come from a monopoly, but I am not sure about that.

They are so big that they could afford to keep an internal architectural office of first class men as a matter of fact.

In this Japanese blog, there are more data about the construction company.

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