thinkmore

162

Posted in good design, good people, tokyo by hemmant jha on January 12, 2010

Yoyogi National Gymnasium | Olympic Arena, Tokyo, Japan. 1961. Kenzo Tange, Architect.

The Yoyogi National Gymnasium, one of the most spectacular examples of 20th century architecture, displays a sophisticated understanding of engineering, materials, proportion, lighting. In any beautifully resolved work of design, it is practically impossible, and possibly a disservice to the creator, to examine the building as a set of discrete elements. As the accompanying images show, everything’s designed to work well together – and the work speaks for itself.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: