30 Jan '17, 5am

Japan's ACROS Building is a Mountainous Green-Roofed Pyramid Planted With Trees

An automobiles skin serves multiple purposes. To provide and aerodynamic sheath, to look good, to protect the interior machinery. As for the building, ironically it appears like something out of Indiana Jones, the last remnants left behind by a ancient civilization. Try to interpret it by focusing on the outside, but like a dead language it's unreadible. It showcases it's new "Terminator" style featuring the revealed metal endoskeleton infrastructure covered with organic material. Passing this off as "gardens-in-the-sky" to greenwash. As if anybody on the street would benefit from the supposed garden effect. After the Meiji restoration Japan began a rapid process of Westernization which led to the need for new building types such as schools, banks and hotels. The Japanese government also invited foreign architects to both work in Japan and teach new Japanese architects. On...

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