Since the 1990s and the end of Japan’s bubble economy, Tokyo’s architectural trends followed the new “low-growth” economic paradigm, drifting away from postmodernism towards a different perception of modernity. At the same time, globalisation started to have an impact on architectural restructuring, leading to huge construction projects, such as Roppongi Hills and the Dentsu Building, in stark contrast with the low-growth model.

Japan's contemporary architecture is marked by the use of glass as a building material for public and commercial buildings, eradicating the boundary between inside and outside, as well as new technological developments such as bullet-proof glass.

21st Century Tokyo: Architecture as Performance, 2010

Table of Contents

  • Market
  • Opportunities for Cooperation
  • Kenchikushi Law
  • Annual reports
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs
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