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.


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