Shinkenchiku January 2022 Special Issue The Okura Tokyo LEGACY
A special issue devoted to the luxury hotel founded by Kishichiro Okura (1882–1963) and completed in 1962 in Tokyo’s central Toranomon district. The hotel complex is a total work of art defined by Japanese aesthetics and with interior design styled after a Heian sensibility that achieves a restrained elegance. Built on this legacy of refined craftsmanship, the grand hotel has since undergone expansions and redevelopment, including the lobby’s structural restoration to bring its seismic performance up to date. In facilitating a collaborative relationship with the local community through environmentally friendly technologies, the hotel is both preserved and made future-proof.
|192 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English|