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Architect Of The Week: Kenzo Tange

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Architect Of The Week: Kenzo Tange

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kagawa_Prefecture_Office_East.jpg

Born in Japan in 1913, Kenzo Tange was an influential protagonist of the structuralist movement. Tange beautifully combined traditional Japanese architecture with modernism. (ABOVE) The Kagawa Prefectural Government Hall, is one of my favorites of his buildings. It's urban and the overhang of the balcony is very functional as it provides shade, and protection from the elements. The guard rail is impeccable, notice how every couple feet the design changes from glass, to concrete pedestals. (BELOW 1) The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, is a very cool structure. I love all the unique angles and shapes. (BELOW 2) I love the mixture of glass and open space of the Fuji Television Building. What about Kenzo Tange and his buildings fascinate you?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tokyo_Metropolitan_Government_Building_no1_Tocho_08_7_December_2003.jpg
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fuji_TV_headquarters_and_Aqua_City_Odaiba_-_2006-05-03_edit2.jpg
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At December 17, 2011 at 6:53 AM , Anonymous Katrina - Dot Dot Dash said...

Love the strong structuralism, amazing image of the Kagawa Prefectural Government Hall!

 

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