Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Jean Nouvel's Dentsu Headquarters Building

Jean Nouvel's Dentsu Headquarters Building photos

More pictures at: http://picasaweb.google.com/dionisiofranca/Dentsu#
Some information at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dentsu_Building

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: http://www.kisho.co.jp/page.php/209

For other photos check my website: http://picasaweb.google.com/dionisiofranca/KishoKurokawaSNakaginCapsuleTower#

Check also this video on youtube:


Some pictures I took while on a open bus tour around Marunouchi, the area around Tokyo station.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tokyo Midtown, 東京ミッドタウン

Tokyo Midtown, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Midtown http://www.tokyo-midtown.com/en/ , is a huge builgind complex located at Roppongi, Tokyo. It is also the tallest building in Tokyo (248 meters).

Check also some other pictures I took at: http://picasaweb.google.com/dionisiofranca/TokyoMidtown#

Friday, July 31, 2009

The National Art Center, Kisho Kurokawa 国立新美術館 黒川紀章

My photos of The National Art Center, project of Kisho Kurokawa:

For more photos:

With an impressive 21.6 meter of ceiling height at the lobby.
According to Kurokawa the wavy transparent facade design is low-energy.
And the architecture has a symbiotic relation with the forest arount it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Za Koenji 座高円寺

Here are some pictures I took from Toyo Ito'sZa Koenji(座高円寺). The pictures are free to use under CC agreement.

This theatre is supposed to support the Koenji Awa Odori festival. Awa in japanese sounds like bubble. Ito's word game is seen threw all the project.