12.3.07

the belly of an architect

GALLERY OF THE WEEK


We know we usually feature the work inside the art gallery on a Monday, but Beck was so taken with this particular gallery space, that we decided the hell with it, why not feature the gallery itself as the artwork on show. The gallery is part of an entire precint designed by Japans best known living architect, Tadao Ando that features residential apartments, retail outlets, a cafe and nursery and a soon to be completed super kindergarten. We think it's tops and are really big fans. The fact that he is entirely self taught in architecture, has won nearly every architecture and culture award in the world, his favourite architect is Mies van der Rohe, (just like our own in house architect) and that 'ando street' was literally around the corner from where she was staying was just gravy. Given that he has also had some very high profile clients like Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford, the Pulitzer Foundation and Giorgio Armani, and has just finished the Issey Miyake museum we wonder if he'd be up for designing a new HML headquarters?

want more information ?
tokyo art museum website: http://www.tokyoartmuseum.com/
check out Mr Ando's website: www.tadaoando.com/
or read a short interview with Mr Ando on the ever fabulous 'design boom'

1 comment:

Shula said...

HML goes global!