Yokohama Passenger Terminal

Was browsing through photos (or sketches) I wanted to upload today and came across a couple of images I really liked from my trip to Japan. The Yokohama Terminal was one of the architectural highlights of the trip yet it was one that I didn’t plan upon visiting due to lack of time. Yet on my way back from Kyoto to Narita Airport I thought why not stop enroute to see this amazing architecture. As with many buildings I choose to visit on my travels, there is a big chance that I’ve seen it back in my architectural school days. This is one of those buildings that I knew was amazing but never understood the style and execution of it. Yet today, the building stands gloriously, ahead of its time with its parametric designs. I’m pretty sure each timber boarding was calculated in computer before being cut out and fitted on site. Most of the fittings must’ve been customised too! Impressive for a building designed and built in the year 2000!

Architect – Foreign Office Architects

Yokohama Passenger Terminal