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...
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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