Friday, September 19, 2008

Museum - Design Sight 2121 - Tadao




The name doesn't really make any sense but the new design museum by Tadao Ando is small and really beautiful. The concrete folded forms feel light and delicate.

Next to Tokyo's latest uber-mall "Tokyo-Mid-Town" in rare bit of open space in Roppongi. Exhibitions are currated by minimalist superstar Naoto Fukusawa (of 0-+ and Muji fame), Issey Miyaki and Taku Satoh.

The exhibition I saw was on the nature of written language exploring alphebets from all over the world and their relationships to the respective cultures.