Island Tower Sky Club

Island Tower Sky Club is a 42-story high skyscraper which is located on the artificial island of Island City, in the Fukuoka City, Japan. The city of Fukuoka has long been developing as a commercial town in the southwest of Japan, and this residential high-rise building was constructed as a land mark of the “Fukuoka Island City”, a new landfill at Hakata Bay that has been supporting development as a maritime gateway.

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With the development of three buildings connected to one another that are seismically isolated and can control seismic response, the housing of high symbolic slender high-rise has been realized for the first time in earthquake-prone Japan. Comfortable living environment has been provided by day-lighting, installation of a garden in the air and other means. It is 145 meters (477 feet) tall, designed by the Takenaka Corporation in 2005.

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The breaking ground started in 2006, and in just two years, in 2008, its construction was completed. It is the tallest building in Fukuoka, where each floor has a maximum of four houses, so that it would be enabled each house to get natural light in two directions.

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The houses have been laid out so that occupants may avoid eye contact. The three buildings have been structurally integrated by connecting them at medium-level floors. This truly is one of the great architectural designs which have been built in Japan.

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