Kamioka Town Hall
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Architect Arata Isozaki
Location Kamioka, Japan
Date 1976 to 1978   timeline
Building Type city hall, town hall
Climate temperate
Style Modern




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Discussion Kamioka Town Hall Commentary

“Several basic forms are combined in this building, which also has an unusual combination of finishing materials (aluminum and granite). The cubic structure of the main entrance for the executeve offices is faced in pink granite. A double-cylinder form houses the reception area on the lower floor and an assembly hall on the upper floor. The area in between, in certain respects an extension of the entrance block, is used for offices; Isozaki’s ‘Marilyn Monroe’ curve provides a softening effect here.’

— Arata Isozaki. Arata Isozaki: Architecture 1960-1990. p104.

Sources on Kamioka Town Hall

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. diagram, p172. — Updated edition available at

Arata Isozaki. Arata Isozaki: Architecture 1960-1990. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1991. ISBN 0-8478-1318-5. LC 90-50795. NA1559.I79A4 1991. p104, 288.

David B. Stewart and Hajime Yatsuka. Arata Isozaki: Architecture 1960-1990. The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1991. section drawing, p107, plate8. end elevation of entrance drawing, p107, plate7. end elevation drawing, p107, plate6. plan drawing, p106, plate4. plan drawing, p106, plate3.  Find books about Kamioka Town Hall


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