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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!

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山本卓郎氏設計の家の空撮写真。このイメージは、あらゆる意味で龍安寺の石庭とは全く異なるものなのだが、ずっと眺めていたいと思わせる点において似通っているものがある。その上、白い四角の周囲のディーテールがたまらない…瓦屋根、隣家の植え込み、マンホール、物干竿に吊るされた洗濯物。上から見た姿が、これほど美しい家というのも珍しい。

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.

Build-On
Converted Architecture and Transformed Buildings

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Architecture of Change 2
Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment

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詳しい内容は後ほど御報告するが、最近ゲシュタルテンから出版された建築本を二冊御紹介。今回はどちらも、日本の建築がほとんど登場しない点でも興味深い。それぞれの本のテーマから察するに、日本の建築家にとっては得意な分野ではないのかもしれない。

Roji-House

Whether it’s a big city like Tokyo or a small town in Japanese countryside, narrow streets and alleys called “roji (路地)” are where we find comfort after a long day at work Continue Reading