Architecture: a genius from Japan

O jovem Hiroshi Nakamura é um daqueles arquitetos que transforma e, ao mesmo tempo, tem profundo respeito pelo ambiente ao seu redor. Seu trabalho, por enquanto bastante limitado ao Japão, chama atenção pela estética elegante, e às vezes romântica, presente entre outros, em seus projetos de casas, instituições culturais e edifícios religiosos.

 

20150209224323_s Ribbon Chapel

A Ribbon Chapel, construída para cerimônias de casamentos, tem 2 escadas entrelaçadas que simbolizam o matrimônio.

 

dezeen_Optical-Glass-House-by-Hiroshi-Nakamura_15a Optical Glass House

Na Optical Glass House, no centro de Hiroshima, uma parede de 6 mil tijolos de vidro deixa a luz entrar, com delicadeza, no jardim suspenso localizado atrás da estrutura.

20140129153920_sOptical Glass House

 

20150217113256_sNasu Tepee (House)

 

20130905130652_sUnknow Hill (Hotel)

 

20130902120005_sSayama Lakeside Cemetery Community Hall

 

20150714191803_sBird’s Nest Atami (Tearoom)

 

20130905121640_sDancing Trees, Singing Birds (Residence)

 

20130905161440_sTokyo International Airport, Terminal 2

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Veja mais no site Hiroshi Nakamura&NAP .

Recomendo:  Projects by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects, da Editora Phaidon

 

Cool libraries

Algumas das bibliotecas mais interessantes do mundo:

bibliotheque-mejanes-aix-en-provence-france-conde-nast-traveller-7oct14-CPA_960x1440Méjanes, Aix-en-Provence, France

 

bishan-community-library-singapore-conde-nast-traveller-7oct14-pr_960x1440Bishan Public Library, Singapore (LOOK Architects)

 

stadtbibliothek-stuttgart-conde-nast-traveller-7oct14-pr_960x1440Stadtbibliothek, Stuttgart, Germany (Giovanni Salucci)

 

Geisel-library-san-diego-conde-nast-traveller-7oct14-pr_1200x1200The Geisel Library, San Diego, US (William Pereira)

 

kanazawa-umimirai-library-japan-conde-nast-traveller-7oct14-pr_1440x960Kanasawa Umimirai Library, Japan (Kasumi Kudo and Hiroshi Horiba)

 

aerial-view-philiological-library-freie-universitat-berlin-conde-nast-traveller-7oct14-pr_1440x960Philological Library of the Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany (Norman Foster)

 

birmingham-library_002Library of Birmingham, UK (Francine Houben, Mecanoo Architecten)

 

pontifical-lateran-university-rome-conde-nast-traveller-7oct14-pr_960x1440Pontifical Lateran University, Rome, Italy (King Roselli Achitetti)

 

via cntraveller

Okura Hotel: saving an icon

The iconic Okura Hotel, a 1962 Japanese modernist masterpiece designed by a team that included architects Yoshiro Taniguchi and Hideo Kosaka, is scheduled to be torn down in August 2015, to make way for a 38-storey glass tower. Let’s sign the petition started by Monocle Magazine to save it!

 

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OB-VG765_okura7_H_20121107055057mosaic by Shiko Munakata (via wsj)

 

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OB-VG762_okura4_H_20121107054435the Japanese garden

 

OB-VG763_okura5_H_20121107054630The Orchid Room

 

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ba0ad46ba1a6fcf8be4a7134074b4e4c(via monocle)

 

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More on saving Japan’s modern architecture: Tomas Maier in Japan

 

via savetheokura.com, monocle, japantrends

Assine a petição para salvar da demolição o hotel japonês Okura, um ícone da arquitetura modernista japonesa!