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Collezione, Omotosando. Tokyo

By pikey  
Back to architecture....

Wouldn't imagine that this will fly off the shelf here, but hey ho...

The Collezione building by possibly my favourite architect, Tadao Ando.

His trade mark is the minimalistic concrete that you see here.....not everyones cup of green tea, but I am in love with the subtlety of tone and light that plays across its surfaces....

This part of my Japan trip was a dream come true for me as I was able to see his Tokyo buildings for myself, having spent years just thumbing through books.....

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

Voters: spaceman, bmh1, Consulo and 1 more


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Consulo 16 840 10 Scotland
29 Apr 2007 10:17PM
Meant to comment earlier, Tim, but got sidetracked.

I think this is wonderful; deceptively simple it may seem on the surface, but it's a beautiful study of the lines, tones and textures that you saw in front of you.

One to be proud of. Smile

Michael.
pikey 17 861
29 Apr 2007 10:36PM
Thankyou, Michael.....I'm really keen on this...Kinda sums up Ando buildings for me...
SteveCharles 18 2.3k 18 England
30 Apr 2007 9:42AM
Light, form, texture... your affinity for all these things shows through here. You're right, it's never going to fly off the epz shelves, but it's a superb example of contemporary architectural photography. Although quite an abstract detail, it actually says a lot about the style and atmosphere of the location, which is the clever bit! Having said that, I guess it would work better as part of a wider feature on the building.

Good stuff.

Steve
pikey 17 861
30 Apr 2007 9:58AM
Thanks, Steve....I'm currently working on a tryptich type thing for an architect friends birthday present.....having presented them together seems to give more context.

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