Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Photography from our visit to Japan Society for 6sqft and Archtober...

Full article: https://www.6sqft.com/where-modernism-meets-tradition-inside-the-japan-societys-historic-headquarters/

"The headquarters of the Japan Society is located in Turtle Bay at 333 East 47th Street, purposely constructed just blocks from the United Nations. In addition to being known for its extensive curriculum, the architecture of the society’s building also stands out. Designed by architects Junzō Yoshimura and George G. Shimamoto, the building is the first designed by a Japanese citizen and the first of contemporary Japanese design in New York City. The structure, which first opened in 1971, combines a modern style with traditional materials of Japan. In 2011, the building was designated a city landmark, becoming one of the youngest buildings with this recognition."

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