Architectural projects

Architectural projects

Part of


  • Shoei Yoh (archive creator)


Architectural projects

Dates of creation

1990-2012, predominant 1990-1996

Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 1387 drawings, digital prints or reprographic copies
  • 72 digital files
  • 62 photographic materials
  • 6 bound volumes
  • 0,08 l.m. of textual records
  • 13 panels
  • 13 collages
  • 16 transparencies
  • 8 models
  • 4 ring binders
  • 4 maps
  • 2 montages

Scope and Content

Series 1, Architectural Projects (1990-2012, predominant 1990-1996) contains files for seven projects developed by Shoei Yoh and the firm Shoei Yoh + Architects. Six of these projects were developed during the period 1990-1996 in Japan. The Galaxy Toyama Gymnasium in Imizu, Toyama Prefecture, Japan, is the most voluminous project file and is related to two other projects in the series—the Odawara Municipal Sports Complex and the Prospecta Toyama ’92 Observatory Tower. The Odawara Municipal Sports Complex and the Galaxy Toyama Gymnasium were developed at approximately the same time, and, for both projects, digital technology was used to calculate the dimensions of elements in a space frame roof structure. The Galaxy Toyama Gymnasium and the Prospecta Toyama ’92 Observatory Tower were both designed by Shoei Yoh for the 1st Japan Expo Toyama ’92 (JET ‘92) and each of the two project files contains some material related to the other. The Galaxy Toyama Gymnasium project contains CAD files related to the roof design, printouts from computer simulations of the roof, design drawings, presentation material, architectural and structural working drawings, models and textual records. The project file for the Odawara Municipal Sports Complex contains some design drawings--including printouts from computer simulations of the roof, proposal documents and some photographs of the site. The other built projects—the Prospecta Toyama ’92 Observatory Tower, the Glass Station, the Naiju Community Center and Nursery School, and the Uchino Community Center for Seniors and Children—are documented through drawings, models, and photographic material. The final project file in the series--a project for a tower in Taichung, Taiwan—is composed of a few presentation documents. Drawings in the series include hand drawings and printouts or photocopies of images created using digital design software. Apart from the CAD files related to the roof design for the Galaxy Toyama Gymnasium, digital material in the series is composed of still images in .jpg format related to the projects for the Odawara Municipal Sports Complex and the Galaxy Toyama Gymnasium. Some of the documents in .jpg format are duplicates of paper documents in the series.

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Material in this series has been arranged chronologically by project start year.


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