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http://japanpropertycentral.com/2016/01/yokohama-school-to-demolish-87-year-old-building/

"The school principal said that the school wanted to preserve the historic building but a structural inspection found that the concrete and steel reinforcing was showing significant deterioration. In accordance with guidance from Yokohama City, the school has no choice but to move ahead with demolition."
post #4397 of 4517
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

http://japanpropertycentral.com/2016/01/yokohama-school-to-demolish-87-year-old-building/

"The school principal said that the school wanted to preserve the historic building but a structural inspection found that the concrete and steel reinforcing was showing significant deterioration. In accordance with guidance from Yokohama City, the school has no choice but to move ahead with demolition."

 

Unfortunately, this happens a lot in Japan. There aren't many old buildings left. That's partly due to earthquakes and partly due to bombing in WWII, but a lot of it is due to deliberate demolition for redevelopment.

 

In recent years, the excuse generally given is that it would be too difficult or too expensive to retrofit the buildings to cope with new earthquake-resistance standards, and those excuses are somewhat valid. My parents-in-law had their house extensively reinforced a few years back and it cost a lot of money. Frankly, they could quite probably have built a new house for the amount it cost, as it involved taking off the interior walls and lifting up some of the floors and adding a lot of bracing.

 

It does result in some really lovely old buildings being lost, though, such as the Daimaru department store in Shinsaibashi in Osaka.

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All asian buildings look the same

post #4399 of 4517
João Mendes Ribeiro
Fonte Boa, Portugal
2015

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post #4400 of 4517
I wish I were so rich that the only way to snap myself out of my ennui and torpor would be to terrify myself with mannequins hidden around the house.
post #4401 of 4517
Who is gonna sit in this chair?

post #4402 of 4517
Looks like a decent spot for confessions. Assuming of course, that the cupboard comes with a catholic priest pre-installed.
post #4403 of 4517

That toilet though... guess it's good for the leg muscles

post #4404 of 4517
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Looks like a decent spot for confessions. Assuming of course, that the cupboard comes with a catholic priest pre-installed.

well the midget mannequin is installed in the cupboard on the right side, so he can take your confession

post #4405 of 4517
WHBC Architects
Recycled Telephone Pole House
Langkawi, Malaysia
2015






























Edited by StephenHero - 1/24/16 at 7:05pm
post #4406 of 4517

That's really great.

 

lefty

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Wernerfield
A Really Great Party House
Dallas, Texas
2015
















post #4408 of 4517
Love that one.
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MESURA Architects
A Garden of Carved Stone
Peratallada, Spain
2014






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post #4410 of 4517
Love the grounds of the Dallas house. House is pretty swell, too.
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