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    The unassuming main facade of the Mount Angel Library by Alvar Aalto belies a thoughtful and impressive interior.
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    Even photos of the interior of Mount Angel Library only hint at the subtlety of light and space that one experiences in person.
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    A classic view of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, from a point accessible only via trail from a sloped area just above Bear Run Creek.
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    The main approach and entry to Fallingwater present a rather different view of the house.
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    Herzog and de Meuron's Prada Aoyama store in the Omotesando neighborhood of Tokyo is often depicted as an isolated object-building.
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    The Prada Aoyama store, in its mixed low-rise residential and commercial context.
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    In period depictions of the interiors of some of Frank Lloyd Wright's residential projects, such as the Robie House in Chicago, the placement and proportions of furnishings, along with interior detailing, often contributed the sense that rooms were larger than they are in reality.
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    A much later view inside the Robie House illustrates the impact different furnishings can have on perceptions of a space.
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    Project Credits

    Project: Bird Park apartment building (Tokyo, Japan)
    Client: F.L.E.G. International Co., Ltd.
    Architect: Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects, Co., Ltd.
    Structural Engineering: Structural Design Office Oak Inc.
    Contractor: Nishimatsu Construction Co., Ltd.

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