Fashionable Structure Outdoors of Tokyo #5 – Shizuoka



For over a decade Tokyo Fox has centered on the trendy structure of Tokyo with a long-running ten half sequence that includes over 100 interesting-looking buildings. Throughout that point I’ve additionally taken images of some distinctive constructions outdoors of the capital metropolis however had no place to showcase them till now. That is Quantity 5 which incorporates some extraordinary buildings within the Shizuoka area.

1. Former Minesaki Clinic @ 1480-2 Usami, Ito – The structure idea of this deserted clinic was designed by Yoji Watanabe who’s famed for his distinctive structure. The design was reported to have been impressed by Gunkanjima (Battleship Island) and is supposedly primarily based on a part of a dragon face with the eyes and mouth represented by home windows! The clinic was accomplished in 1968 and recognized regionally as Monster Hospital. Extra particulars right here

2. Sekai Mahikari Bunmei Kyodan @ 1524-4 Hiekawa, Izu-shi – State-of-the-art expertise helps the heavy roof of this spectacular five-tiered titanium gable roof which is made to look the identical whether or not being considered from the north, south, east or west. This impartial organisation, translating because the World Divine Mild Organisation, was based by Yoshikazu Okada in 1959 and practically three a long time later it established this predominant shrine in Mount Amagi on the Izu Peninsula. Extra particulars right here

3. Ito Metropolis Corridor @ 2-1-1 Ohara, Ito-Shi – The design is supposedly primarily based on a crusing ship however there’s sadly little or no data on-line about this constructing in English or Japanese. There’s a cafe out there to the general public on the eighth ground and the views of the encompassing space are fairly spectacular.

4. Shizuoka Taisei Junior & Senior Faculty @ 2-4-18 Takajo, Aoi-ku – Accomplished in 2004, this dynamic-looking faculty is supposedly a six-story constructing but it surely’s fairly tough to depend the flooring as a result of numerous small home windows organized in an irregular style on a bumpy exterior coated with bundles of perforated steel.

5. Mikuni Izukogen @ 1172-2 Yawatano, Ito – A classy constructing on high of a hill proper outdoors of Izukogen station that was designed by Kengo Kuma and options his trademark use of wooden while incorporating the encompassing nature. It’s dwelling to a trendy however pretty costly Mediterranean restaurant which opened in 2019.

Click on right here to learn ‘Fashionable Structure Outdoors of Tokyo #1 – Hokkaido & Tōhoku’

Click on right here to learn ‘Fashionable Structure Outdoors of Tokyo #2 – Tōhoku & Tochigi’

Click on right here to learn ‘Fashionable Structure Outdoors of Tokyo #3 – Saitama, Chiba & Ibaraki’

Click on right here to learn ‘Fashionable Structure Outdoors of Tokyo #4 – Kanagawa & Yamanashi’

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