Monday, May 18, 2009

5.18.09 Utsunomiya and Sendai

Today was a long traveling day since it marks the beginning of our last 1 week trip around Japan. We started with Utsunomiya (on the way to Sendai) to see the Sumika Project which consists of 4 houses designed by Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito, Terunobu Fujimori and Taira Nishizawa. I was pleasantly surprised by these... for more information
I posted pictures of my two favorites. The black one was my favorite, the entire wall opened up because it was made of a series of doors. In this house the light moves as the day progresses because all the light comes from the ceiling, there are no windows. Then we moved on to Sendai and saw the famous Sendai Mediatheque. I enjoyed this building, but I still think its a bit silly. Tomorrow night we are staying in a James Turrell House so I am excited about that! 
This is the first very architectural post I've put up in a while... But I'm not sure if anybody is reading this blog anymore


  1. I'm really enjoying your blog very much, keep posting & Bon Voyage!

  2. Hey Sig I am also reading your blog. I am glad that you seems you are enjoying staying here in Japan. have good times and safe trip!

  3. cool architecture! come home soooooon siigy!!!!

  4. Of course we are reading your blog! We are your fans waiting for more info! Cool architecture insights! Keep them coming.