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Stream Line III

1986 / Tokyo

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The streamline of this building by aluminum cladding acts as good stimulus for the urban facade in the Sotobori Street of Akasaka. The land where this building stands is not square. Therefore, the large wall was developed to form a corner arc. Structurally, the curved wall serves as the bearing wall. Aluminum panels were utilized as a crating material to create a double wall and, as a result, produced small open joints. This method of cladding system was used subsequently in the design for the Tokio Marine Building in Osaka.