Klein Dytham's Billboard Building

klein_dytham_minamiazabu.jpgThis new building is across the street from my in-law's apt. in Tokyo, in the Minami Azabu neighborhood about 5-min. walk from Roppongi Hills.

It just went up a few months ago, and the evening I went over to examine it close up, the young Japanese architect happened to be there with a photographer, taking pictures for the firm's website. These pictures, in fact, at Klein Dytham.

The site used to be a tiny parking lot, he said, but then the road/sidewalk was widened, cutting into the lot. As you might expect, there's a tiny little service core in the tapering end at left, but if there's a basement, its entrance is well-hidden. Basically, what you see is what you get: a rare spec building with a strong architectural presence.

Now, one day back from Tokyo, just as I'm about to post this, I find that Regine has already scooped me on the building that I've been walking by almost daily for the last month.

Billboard House Moto Azabu
[huh? klein-dytham]

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