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Focusing: Tokyo Architecture Week

06 Apr
Tokyo 1497

Welcome to Focusing, a new culturepublic series taking a theme-based approach to matters of interest. Kicking off the series is a look at modern architecture in Tokyo.

Often described as a sea of greige buildings sitting amongst a nest of twisted power lines, Tokyo is not generally known for its aesthetics. However a history of devastating earthquakes that have razed the city on several occasions, as well as a cultural obsession with the new, has led to the megalopolis to paradoxically become home to some of the world’s most cutting edge – and beautiful – architecture.

Today’s image is of the transformer-esque Docomo building in Shinagawa, taken by chrisjongkind.

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Posted by on April 6, 2009 in architecture

 

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