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Sometimes the container outmatches the content, like at the  National Art Center of Tokyo. Designed by Kisho Kurokawa, it is one of the highest symbols of impermanence (as temporary structure) and honesty of materiality (as natural textures) in Japan.

A squared Japanese flag for the 10th anniversary of the National Art Center of Tokyo

Iron to iron and glass to glass: entrance and escalators of the Art Center.

The lower floor bar with its wooden planks and glass walls

The lower floor bar with its wooden planks and glass walls

The upper floor restaurant made of naked glass and concrete

The upper floor restaurant made of naked glass and concrete

The wooden staircases lead to the several exhibition spaces

Wooden stairs to the exhibition spaces.

Click to zoom in. This photo series is part of the reportage Japan of mine.

Posted by lorenzoborghi on August 9, 2017
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  1. 08/9/2017

    Lorenzo

    There is beauty in symmetry. Great pictures.

    Cheers
    Jim

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