Yokohama Ferry Terminal Tokyo, Picture, Transport Building, Architect, Design, Date
Yokohama Ferry Terminal : Architect + Photos
International Port Building Tokyo, Japan – design by Foreign Office Architects
15 Jun 2004
Yokohama International Port Terminal
Design: Foreign Office Architects
1995 – architecture competition winners
FOA moved temporarily to Yokohama in 1999
Yokohama Ferry Terminal was only completed in 2002
Review of Lecture by FOA:
Yokohama. This is the kind of project many of us dream of. After the description of the initial 32 sections becoming 124, and the ability to keep control of such a large irregular geometry building, I felt drained and guess that many of the audience were between bafflement and amazement. Farshid wanted users to get close to the heavy structure: ‘at times it is more baroque like’ and in the terminal, more classical.
She asked ‘how far you can take a package to make a system’. I enjoyed her simple pursuit of simplicity, the rough wood outside, the smooth inside, also the inventiveness of it all, ‘the floor became a kind of bench…bodily contact with the buildings is… very effective’. Some of the ideas and geometries seemed a little contrived, and expensive, but the radical newness forces us to evaluate the potential of building anew.
Yokohama Ferry Terminal architect : Foreign Office Architects
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