Tower of Winds, Yokohama Architecture, Japan Building, Japanese Structure, Architect

Tower of Winds, Japan : Yokohama Architecture

Japanese Structure – design by Toyo Ito, Architects

19 Mar 2013

Tower of Winds

Design: Toyo Ito, Architect

Tower of Winds, Japan, Yokohama architecture design by Toyo Ito Architects
photograph : Wiiii

Location: Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan

Period: March 1986 – November 1986
Structure: steel frame
Building Area: 43.45m2

Tower of Winds Japan
photo : Tomio Ohashi

Tower of Winds images / information from Toyo Ito

Project Description from the RIBA Royal Gold Medal Award in 2006:

In this Japanese building “Ito represents the visual complexity of Tokyo metaphorically in terms of a never-ceasing, ever-changing wind. The tower, a light sculpture that responds to wind speed and directions, was designed years before anyone else explored the use of photo-responsive glass or ‘interactive architecture’ in the same way. The project was completed in 1986.”

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