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port of Yokohama on the northwest part of Tokyo Bay, for the World Cup in Yokohama. It was completed in 2002.
The ferry pier was first built in 1894, which provided a historical precedent for this modern structure. The environment's topography flows into the building and contorts and shifts according to a circulation study and characteristic programs. It rethinks the pier as a series of circulations and experiences. The structure assumes the tectonic allowance of circulation versus geometric structure methods.
The multi-story building contains a parking structure, wood and grass decks, shopping, immigration offices, and arrival and departure lobbies.
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Instituto Tomie Ohtake, a museum of contemporary art and office building in downtown Sao Paulo Brazil. The 75m tall building was completed in 2000.
The son of a famed Japanese artist in Barzil, Ohtake expresses curves and fluid change captured in the edifice. The horizontal waving stripes come together in a humanistic curved rectangle as it rises into the air. Shadow, light, repetition, and vibrant color are designed into a very unique composition of flat curved strips.
*Clarification for Mateus who doesn't like this blog: The following image is from Auditorio Ibirapuera by Oscar Niemeyer. It shows a large sculpture by Tomie Ohtake, which illustrates his use of colored stripes to create fluid flat planes. Ohtake uses this same technique in this project.
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neue Galerie die Stadt Linz Lentos Museum on the Danube river in Linz Austria. The transparent glass casing is lit at night by changing colors. The 130m box has parts cut out for outside services, transparent public spaces, and more private spaces. The art collection contains many famous modern works. It opened in 2003.
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The theater dedicated to Apollo is integral in the healing process. Patients hiked up to the location to receive drama and entertainment. In front of the magnificent vista view, the Greeks hung black cloths to portray night, wheeled in large sets, and suspended actors in the air. Vitrivius explains the precise design for acoustics, which truly was ahead of its time. The overall design and each detail shows advanced knowledge of sound properties. Vitrivius describes a floor plan derived from the zodiac and musical scale.
A religious altar stood in the center, before the Romans adopted the building and expanded the 34 rows with 21 additional rows. Double choruses surrounded the altar speaking the will of the gods to the people. Physicians and priests took part in the "holy theater." Performances were categorized into tragedy, comedy, and satire.
This triumph of early theatre still stands as a model for performance halls.
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Hilton Hotel at the Barajas Madrid Airport, completed in 2006. With this hotel, Hilton has hotels in each major Spanish city.
Along with office space, bathroom, and sleeping areas, the rooms come with "relaxing rooms" for stressed out travelers. The hotel offers 18 large meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology.
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Munich Olympics. In 2006 it was expanded to four levels of underground train. Alexander von Branca designed the expansion. A large cone oculus rises into the city square, and can be seen in the image below. A line of white overhead lights guides passengers through the curving colorful tunnels.
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Auer + Weber designed the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof München, completed in 2009.
The building contains the bus terminal, hotels and services near the Hackerbrueck train station and the city's business sector. Interior programs are elevated above the bus lanes, and a curved metal screen shields the glass facades.
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