Visit-1:《The National Museum of Western Art》Le Corbusier, 1959
Visit-2:《The Metropolitan Festival Hall》Kunio Mayekawa, 1961
Visit-3:《The Metropolitan Art Museum》Kunio Mayekawa, 1975
Visit-4:《The National Library of Children’s Literature》Masamichi Kume, 1908, renovated by Tadao Ando, 2002
Visit-5: 《The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures at Tokyo National Museum》Yoshio Taniguchi, 1999
Participants: 5 people
Navigator: Tom Heneghan
It was a good opportunity to know the point of view of an English architect, Tom Heneghan. For me it was interesting that he focused on the details, and why the details were designed that way – it became clear that each architect had thought carefully about their designs – from the big scale of an elevation to the small scale of a handrail or parapet. It was especially interesting to try to find mistakes in the designs of these great architects.
The participants were not architects but were students and English guide. They really enjoyed the guided tour by Tom.
Report: Nahoko Wada