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Aerial View of F-White House

Photo © Atsushi Akimoto
This is an aerial image of a house designed by a young, up and coming architect in Japan. The image was taken by a company specializing in aerial photography. I wonder how much artistic intention was put into photographing this house from the sky, but the subject makes it something worth of being hung on the wall of a gallery or museum (of course, in my opinion).

I have a few large Cibachrome art prints mounted on aluminum but have been looking for a few more to put up on the walls of our old Victorian style home (with a ridiculous amount of original features). This definitely will be one of them.

We are going to show you this house thoroughly in a few part post series beginning next week. Don’t miss it!



Two new books from Gestalten

I just browsed through two new books on architecture published by the German publisher Gestalten. Both books are packed with fascinating visuals, and regular visitors to this blog could sure enjoy both of these books. The fact that there are only few architectures from Japan in these books is quite refreshing and interesting.

Converted Architecture and Transformed Buildings

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Architecture of Change 2
Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment

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