The Port Terminal in Yokohama, port-sister-city of Tokyo, is one of those mind bending system of planes that makes you want to run around barefooted and strike a yoga pose or two. Ships set sail to all corners of the world from this gorgeous piece of shore…and you can see travelers lined up around the block waiting to board.
The success of the construction is reflected in the fruitful use of the public space by people engaging with the architecture, and contemplating what lies outside of it.
The structure is sited so craftily that it seems to emerge from the end of a small peninsula automatically, somewhere losing the distinction between natural and mechanized in its wooden splendor. Attention to detail goes above and beyond the call of duty- even the parking garage is beautifully designed.