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A museum dedicated to architectural models

Billed as Japan's only architectural model museum, the 建築倉庫ミュージアム/Archi Depot Museum is a warehouse-cum-gallery where both study maquettes and final design models are on show to the public.

The museum was launched by 寺田倉庫 TERRADA – a company that specialises in creating controlled storage environments.

Highlights include large scale models of Kengo Kuma's Aix en Provence Conservatory of Music, a university campus by Riken Yamamoto and a school surrounded by trees by Kazuhiro Kojima and Kazuko Akamatsu.

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