Thursday, March 26, 2009

Big Roof Wide

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I've been going down to Masuda a lot recently so I took the opportunity to revisit Grand Toit with a wide-angle lens.

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Grand Toit, from the French for "Big Roof" is the unofficial name of the Shimane Arts center, so named because the building is clad in locally produced kawara, rooftiles.

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Opened in 2005 and designed by Naito Hiroshi, I must admit that the building has grown on me. The light inside, and the space of the internal pool are very nice, though the overall form of the building from a distance is still not appealing to me.

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This time I paid to go in and see an exhibition in the main gallery, but as yet I have not been inside the auditorium.

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My favorite aspect of the building though is the highly polished wooden floor and its reflections. I'll post more of those shots later.

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For more posts on Grand Toit click here

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, these are some really great photos. Thanks for sharing!

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