Cuisine de Haruno, Omotesando backyards


IMGP8758I could not find any architectural reference to this design, it must be somehow old (in Italy I would say 70`s) but here in Japan I cannot really gauge how old it might be.

Anyway it has an interesting approach yet still contemporary.

see the gallery below for the reinforced concrete bars used as ornament.

The street is plenty of fascinating shops. check it out, one of the best Omotesando alleys in Tokyo.

Here the link to the exact position of the Restaurant.

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Tokyo Design week 2013 – School exhibition – Architecture and other things – part 4 – spin off


This blog was intended to portrait the beauty of the Architecture of Tokyo, and some others beauties as long I can humbly comprehend them.

I should change the title by now, since I am also interested in some mundane issues time after time.

Here I uploaded some shots of the Design Week in order to let the far readers get the whole feeling of this young and energetic expression of creativity in this otherwise claustrophobic metropolis!

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Outdoor activities were almost designed to play with kids and for kids.

Inside space were basically collecting awards from all over the world of design, some were just projects, some were real objects.

Few brands were presenting product in luxury expositions, Toto, Sesuiki house, Lexus, Toshiba, Docomo…There was also a kind of stand for private designers who were showing their products, most of them were little pieces. Some of them very nice. I wish all my luck to those from country such Bangladesh, India, and Israel, Thailand who were presenting their ideas here in Tokyo! It is a long way, keep going!

The hexagon, Akasaka, Maeda Architects, 2007


IMGP8500  For those who have already seen the Prada flaghsip store in Omotesando, projected by Herzog de Meuron , I imagine many among architecture’s addicted as you are, this is just another variation on the theme. From that perspective even a poor one, but that is a zenith, even though the paragon is humbling this is still something worth watching. It needs to be considered in this specific environment, while the Prada boutique needs to compete with the top firms, over there in Omotesando (here below a shot from flickr…)

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Facade are not straight in both ways.

It has been built in 2007.

My guess is that this a bit a difficult investment since it is plenty of room for loan.

Maeda seems to me more than an Architect firm, a company’s builder, investor name, if this website corrisponds to them. They have office in different countries hence this is just a little thing by their view.

 

 

 

Here they rent you a fllor if you wish.

Here a blog with a nice shot.

Others view from different angles, and the back side

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two japanese tokyo based architect exibitions in Italy


two japanese tokyo based architect exibitions in Italy

Just to let my italian friends appreciate some of the finest japanese architects , I cannot miss to mention two new exibitions. One is by Akihisa Hirata and it’s going to be at the Lexus stand at Milano Fiera Salone del Mobile 2013.

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KKStonescapeThe second one is in Bologna, by Kengo Kuma you can find it at this link. It’s a showroom.

Tokyo yesterday and today


Tokyo yesterday and today

these are only 3 pictures I took at the Exibition at Tokyo International Forum I went last Saturday.

Here also a short video shooted in the back of the red building where is a nice little Garden.

Of course, this building is something related to the past, and nowadays very unusual in Tokyo. Since the contrast with the back skyscraper is utterly astonishing and often used in these big metropolis (New York teachs), it’s a beauty I added in this just started journey trough Tokyo’s beauties. The below picture also shows you the decisione made it.

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introduzione al blog


http://youtu.be/Q2oZNR8fQAA

In the video above I explain, speaking Italian since I am a native Italian, what is my aim in writing this blog. (The video is recorded inside the TIF)

First the architectural beauties and varieties of building I started bumping into since I came to Tokyo in February 2012.

I would love to keep a certain pace in writing this blog, but I am not sure I will do it.

An extraordinary coincidence just happened .

Recently an architectural studio here in Tokyo accepted me as an Internship, and this happened few weeks ago.

Today at 14.00 here below the atmosphere inside the Studio…

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Nel video sopra spiego indico gli interessi che vorrei sviluppare nel mio blog, soprattutto verso le bellezze architettoniche di Tokyo  ma anche di parchi, giardini e quant’altro riuscirò a trovare di pertinente.

Quando feci il video non sapevo che avrei continuato a scrivere il blog in Inglese per

manterene attiva questa mia skill che potra` servirmi in futuro,

quindi se sei Italiano scusami ,  guarderai soprattutto le foto che pubblichero` se non conosci l`Inglese.

Mi piacerebbe riuscire ad avere una periodicità degli scritti.

Sono da pochi giorni entrato come internship presso uno studio di Architettura qui a Tokyo,

e ciò mi ha dato un motivo in più per pubblicare questo blog.

Potrete vivere anche un poco dall’interno quello che succede in questo studio il cui nome rimarrà segreto.

Oggi si presentava così verso le 14.30 quando sono arrivato

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L’ edificio del video è il Tokyo International Forum, o semplicemente TIF il cui link ufficiale è qui ed è sede di vari eventi in continuazione, con diverse sale/teatro a capienze crescenti, alcuni ristoranti e un piccolo spazio/giardino all’aperto.

Dove oggi festeggiavano il conseguimento della Laurea tanti giovani.

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Il corpo fatto a spola allungato, che si vede bene in questa foto dall’alto è quello dove è stato girato il video di presentazione del post. Mentre i quattro parallelepipedi contengono appunto le sale, A, B, C e D.

Esiste inoltre un sito con la possibilità di movere lo sguardo a 360 gradi dentro l’edificio vetro e godere quindi dell’esperienza spettacolare di chi ci è davvero: il link è questo.

Ho iniziato il blog proprio dal TIF anche perché in questi giorni c’è una mostra fotografica leggera, di tipo “turistico”, che mostra Tokyo com’era 50 anni fa circa e com’è oggi, con foto comparative di alcuni punti della città. Nei prossimi giorni metterò anche le foto della mostra.

 

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