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The Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Centre is a Modern Take on Tradition

By: Jana Pijak - Published: • References: kkaa.co.jp & frameweb
The Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center by Kengo Kuma and Associates features a facade constructed from a series of layered wooden slats. The minimalist structure is a modern take on a traditional Japanese design aesthetic.

Located in the heart of Tokyo's Asakusa district, this contemporary urban building gives balance to the busy street corner. The public space is home to a tourist information center, a number of conference areas, a multi-purpose hall as well as an exhibition space.

With a design that pays homage to cultural architectural practices, the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center by Kengo Kuma and Associates features a series of stacked wooden huts that provide their interior with protection from the sun's rays. Stats for Layered Slat Facades Trending: Older & Average
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