Friday, May 7, 2010

21st Century of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

This museum was designed and built five years ago by SANAA. Here are some pictures I took a long time ago.

The study models made during the design process by SANAA.

The facade

The outer walls are all glass.

There are lots of 'patios' and they are usually surrounded by glass walls.

I love this green wall. I don't remember the name of the artist though.

A friend of mine posted some blog with pictuers of the "pool" of this building. I don't remember the name of the artist, but here are the pictures:

Its located in a patio surrounded by glass, of course.

It looks like a pool. There is a very shallow layer of water on the top of a single glass.

Here is the underground entrance

And that is me!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Yakushiji 薬師寺

Its Spring in Yakushiji, Nara.

Some people taking pictures with the Nara character, a deer-budha called Sentokun.

The reason the sky is yellowish is the Asian Dust, called kosa in Japan.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring in Hikarigaoka

It's not spring yet. I'm posting some pictures of last year's spring. Lots of sakura.

Above: View from the balconies

Above: View from the balconies

Above: View from the balconies. We can see the waste incinerator pipe.

Above: Some older apartment buildings and a kindergarten.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Snow in Hikarigaoka

A few days ago, I had a great surprise when I woke up. I decided to take a few pictures before leaving to work. Hikarigaoka is a danchi, government developed apartment complex. The urban planning of Hikarigaoka is modernist and reminds me of my hometown, Brasilia. I'll post the pictures of other seasons soon this month.

Above: The pedestrian traffic is separated from the vehicle traffic.

Above: A garden
Above: I tweaked this picture with GIMP.

Above: In a good weather day, we cans see Mount Fuji in this landscape.

Above, another tweaked picture.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Nezu Museum

Some pictures from Nezu Museum, from Kengo Kuma.
隈 研吾氏により設計された根津美術館の写真。

The museum was built by kaichiro Nezu, a Japanese magnata. It is located near Omotesando and has an amazingly beautiful garden.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Jean Nouvel's Dentsu Headquarters Building

Jean Nouvel's Dentsu Headquarters Building photos

More pictures at:
Some information at:

Monday, August 24, 2009

Kisho Kurokawa's Nakagin Capsule Tower, 黒川紀章 中銀カプセルタワー

Thats the Nakagin Capsule Tower. It was designed in 1970 by Kisho Kurokawa. It faces the danger of demolition.

Here is the web page of Kurokawas office:

For other photos check my website:

Check also this video on youtube: