Tuesday, August 5, 2008
The Shimane Arts Center, known as "Grand Toit" was designed by Naito Hiroshi and opened in 2005. Located in Masuda, at the western end of Iwami, the building is built around a courtyard with a shallow reflecting pool. There is probably a correct architectural name for such a feature, but I don't know it.
Pictures of the outside of the building can be seen here
The reflections of the buildings tiles with the tiles under the water makes for some interesting effects.