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ZAHA HADID – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium

dkTV Published on Nov 7, 2013

ZAHA HADID – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium
National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo by Zaha Hadid Architects
Area: 290,000 m², Capacity: 80,000 people
Estimated cost: US $1 billion, Estimated completion: March 2019

The National Stadium used for the 1964 Summer Olympics, located in Kasumigaoka, in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, will essentially be torn down in 2015 to make way for the new venue in time for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics. It will also be the future home of the Japanese national football team. The new Tokyo National Stadium is more than a large sports facility designed to the highest design specifications and functional requirements. It is a piece of the city’s fabric, and urban connector which enhances and modulates people moving through the site from different directions and points of access. The elevated ground connections govern the flow of people through the site, effectively carving the geometric forms of the building.

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ZahaHadid Architects Published on Sep 15, 2014

Zaha Hadid Architects
This film shows some of the people and projects of Zaha Hadid Architects. It aims to convey the ideas and ambitions behind their work. Some of their academic design research, with students from AADRL and Vienna University of Applied Arts, is also featured.

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Wired UK Published on Oct 18, 2014
Will.i.am and Zaha Hadid reveal PULS designs: full WIRED2014 talk

Full story: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-10/17/william

Will.i.am and architect Zaha Hadid have collaborated on special editions of the recently announced PULS smart cuff, which they showed off on stage together at WIRED2014 in London. The PULS smart cuff — or wise band, as will.i.am jokingly refers to it — is the first wearable product released by his company, i.amPLUS. In the UK it will be sold by O2 and will be available pretty soon, if hints are to be believed. “I’m itching to say when it’s coming out,” says will.i.am, before not-so-subtly whispering, “Now-vember”, in the direction of the audience. The PULS is a “standalone communication and socialisation device” that contains a battery, speakers, SIM card and chipset. It sports a curved OLED screen and has 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. “No phone required; this is your phone,” says will.i.am, demonstrating one of the two cuffs he himself wears on his wrist.

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Zaha Hadid. Superyacht for Blohm+Voss - birdseye [archdaily.net]Zaha Hadid. Superyacht design for Blohm+Voss. Photo: archdaily.net

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Tokyo Skytree Town Projection Mapping 2014

The Japan Times Published on Dec 12, 2014

Tokyo Skytree Town Projection Mapping 2014
During this holiday season, Tokyo Skytree Town has launched a new projection mapping presentation – and this time they have expanded the show to Skytree itself.

Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリ — Tōkyō Sukaitsurī) is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower, and the second tallest structure in the world after Burj Khalifa (829.8 m/2,722 ft). The tower is the primary television and radio broadcast site for the Kantō region; the older Tokyo Tower no longer gives complete digital terrestrial television broadcasting coverage because it is surrounded by high-rise buildings. Skytree was completed on 29 February 2012, with the tower opening to the public on 22 May 2012. The tower is the centrepiece of a large commercial development funded by Tobu Railway and a group of six terrestrial broadcasters headed by NHK. Trains stop at the adjacent Tokyo Skytree Station and nearby Oshiage Station, and the complex is only 7 km (4.3 mi) north-east of Tokyo Station.

Tokyo Skytree [arabianbusiness.com] 2Photo: arabianbusiness.com

The base of the tower has a structure similar to a tripod; from a height of about 350 m (1,150 ft) and above, the tower’s structure is cylindrical to offer panoramic views of the river and the city. There are observatories at 350 m (1,150 ft), with a capacity of up to 2000 people, and 450 m (1,480 ft), with a capacity of 900 people. The upper observatory features a spiral, glass-covered skywalk in which visitors ascend the last 5 metres to the highest point at the upper platform. A section of glass flooring gives visitors a direct downward view of the streets below. The tower is illuminated using LED lights.

Skytree structural core [cloudfront.net]Illustration of “shinbashira” central pillar of Tokyo Skytree [via ajw.asahi.com]

The tower has seismic proofing, including a central shaft made of reinforced concrete. The main internal pillar is attached to the outer tower structure 125 m (410 ft) above ground. From there until 375 m (1,230 ft) the pillar is attached to the tower frame with oil dampers, which act as cushions during an earthquake. According to the designers, the dampers can absorb 50 percent of the energy from an earthquake. [wikipedia]

Tokyo Films Published on Jun 23, 2014

Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree Tower is the tallest building in Japan. It has amazing views of Tokyo from its observation decks. Oshiage is the nearest metro station to the sky tree town.

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UIA2011 TOKYO: 24th World Congress of Architecture

25 September – 1 October 2011

The World Congress of Architecture, a triennial event hosted by the UIA, is taking place for the first time in Japan. The self-proclaimed ‘olympics of architecture’ will be focusing on ‘design 2050: beyond disasters, through solidarity, towards sustainability’.

Built from a mixed program of lectures, competitions, exhibitions and workshops, this year’s initiative seeks to create a vision for architecture and communities of the future. Questioning the role and responsibilities of architects, engineers, and designers, the poignant topic aims to investigate the creation of sustainable societies, attractive cities and the protection of human lifestyles.

10,000 international architects/engineers/designers are gathering for Design2050.

http://www.uia2011tokyo.com/en/

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Tweet your building and MORE

N Building AR project by Teradadesign + Qosmo

### buzz-beast.com January 2010
N Building Featuring Augmented Reality
Everyday applications for augmented reality are becoming more and more commonplace, and Japan may soon be home to one of the first adapted augmented reality societies.

N Building is a commercial structure that is located in a Tokyo shopping district. Instead of covering the facade with typical billboards and neon lights N Building is covered with QR code. This allows passers-by to view the QR Code with their mobile device’s for a very unique augmented reality experience that will display up to date shop information, interactive advertisements and even display the tweets that are coming out of the building. You can also browse shop information, make reservations and download coupons.
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Christmas

Wishing all What if? readers and posters Merry Christmas and a Happy 2010. And a super large thankyou to Paul Le Comte for indulging our views and debate !!

### Dezeen December 24th, 2009 at 9:36 pm
Designer Christmas cards
By Rose Etherington
Here’s a selection of our favourite Christmas e-cards sent in by designers and photographers.
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Tweets

10PARK @TokyoFashion Thanks for all the great shots this year and especially the Christmas 2009 Tokyo (Set) http://bit.ly/6hSmBl

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TokyoFashion @10PARK Thanks very much! I hope I can get the remaining two sets posted before the end of Christmas day. Too much to do! :-)

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