Tokyo Modern Architecture #1

For all its good points Tokyo aint half one ugly looking city with buildings pretty much erected (and pulled down) willy nilly without any thought to the environment around it. However, amid all the chaos of such a concrete jungle there are a fair few examples of modern architecture which I have been photographing over the last few months. Now, I am certainly no expert on such a topic but have enjoyed going around capturing the interesting and weird designs of some of these buildings.

This hobby started off just as a few random shots in a Facebook photo album before I decided to collate them all in one album which I have since been adding to and will hopefully continue to do so. Here in no particular order are twenty examples I have come across including the addresses:

Below: Nakagin Capsule Tower (8-16-10 Ginza, Chuo-ku)

 

Above: Audi Forum Tokyo (6-12-18 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku), Below: Tokyo Plaza Omotesando Harajuku (4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku)

 

Below: St Mary’s Cathedral (3-5-16 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku),

 

Above: 21-21 Design Sight (9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku), Below: Aoyama Technical College (7-9 Uguisudanicho, Shibuya-ku),

 

Above: Tod’s Boutique (5-1-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku), Below: The Shizuoka Press and Broadcasting Center (8-3-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku),

 

Above: Yamaha Ginza (7-9-14 Ginza, Chuo City), Below: Hinomaru Driving School (1-6-27 Mita, Meguro)

 

Above: Cartier (5-3-2 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku), Below: Prada Aoyama Building (5-2-6 Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku)

 

Above: Miki Corporation (3-9-7 Shibuya Shibuya-ku), Below: Tasaki Ginza (5-7-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku)

 

Above: Saeki Yuzo Atelier Museum (2-4-21 Naka-ochiai, Shinjuku-ku), Below: Reversible Destiny Lofts (2-2-8 Osawa, Mitaka-ku) which have been seen on BBC TV as this was supposedly the Tokyo studio apartment used in ‘Jonathan Ross’ Japanorama’ which ran for three series.

 

Below: Shibuya Hikarie (2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku),

 

Above: Burberry (5-8-2 Jingumae Shibuya-ku), Below: Tokyo Midtown (9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku),

 

Above: Fuji terebi (4-8 Daiba Nichome, Minato-ku)

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  5. Troy in Las Vegas says:

    Those are some pretty good looking shots there. Japan, and Tokyo specifically, seems interesting in that there is old school temples and shrines at the same time, and often just feet away from, ultra modern architecture.

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