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:

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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.