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Brutalism, Forgotten Masterpieces, Concrete

Project timeline

1970 – 1971

Type

Private House

Location Change this

Tokyo
Japan

Architect Change this

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Article last edited by Maria Thuroczy on
April 04th, 2013

Blue Box House Change this

Tokyo, Japan
by Mayumi Miyawaki Change this
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This Brutalist style residence was designed by Mayumi Miyawaki in 1971, the bright blue exterior is typical of the architects style at the time. An original feature of this concrete box-shaped building is the opening underneath the cantilever which allows for bamboo to grow up within the structure to a courtyard area above. This has now been filled in along with the graffiti style artwork that adorned the street level garage space.

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