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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Kokura Tower in Kyushu, Japan by Jun Sakaguchi Architect

February 15th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jun Sakaguchi Architect

The site is located at a prominent location facing beautiful river and Kokura Castle and Jun Sakaguchi designed a sculptural tower which shape derives from a flower famous in this region. Petal-like shape maximizes views for each apartment and provides natural ventilation. Bottom levels of the tower spreads out to the ground with its organic form.

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  • Architects: Jun Sakaguchi as practice director of PTW Architects
  • Project: Kokura Tower
  • Location: Kyushu, Japan
  • Photography: IAO
  • Completed: 2008
  • Type: Residential
  • Software used: ArchiCad to make 3D model but the documentation was done in AutoCAD

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The tower became a symbol of this region and is giving the residents the best environment to live in Kokura. All apartments were sold before the completion of construction at prices 30% higher than the average price in this area.

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Categories: Apartments, ArchiCAD, Autocad, Tower

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