“It matters what kind of space you listen in, because it will be part of your memory,” Takashi Shinoda tells BBC Designed. He was on the team of architects who created the elegant and unorthodox Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall.

The interior of the vast venue is made entirely of wood, and was designed specifically with acoustics in mind. The principal architect was Takahiko Yanagisawa, who died earlier this year.

“It’s a great mystery how Mr Yanagisawa came up with the shape of a distorted pyramid ceiling,” says his colleague.

Watch our video to find out more about this extraordinary building.

Video by Pamela Parker

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