Saturday, January 27, 2007

The building of glass in Tokyo

glass, architecture, shoji, Tokyo
This glass-block building is a shop of Hermes in Ginza, Tokyo and designed by an Italian architect, Renzo Piano in 2001.

Glass blocks prevent the inside from being seen clearly and, at the same time, make known the light and atmosphere of the inside. These are just like Akari-shoji, Japanese thin-paper door.

By the way, La maison de verre in Paris, designed by Pierre Chareau, is the masterpiece of early 20th-century architecture and use many glass block effectively.

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At 6:01 AM, Blogger Ioanna said...

Impressive building, nice photo!
I also like the color of the sky!
Have a nice week-end :)

At 8:57 PM, Blogger Eric said...

Thanks for the reference to La maison de verre, I actually did not know about it. I learnt that it was built in 1937. I will definitely go and visit it.

At 10:06 PM, Blogger macky said...

loanna: thank you for the comment!
eric: I hope you will post La maison de verre some day.


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