Thursday, January 21, 2010

Kitakyushu International Conference Center

kok60

The Kitakyushu International Conference Center is located in the old port area a 10 minute walk from Kokura train station.

kok61

It was opened in 1990 and was designed by Arata Isozaki.

kok57

Isozaki was born not far from Kokura in Oita, and at 78 years old is the current grand master of Japanese architecture with prestigous building all over the world.

kok58

This is not one of his better known buildings, but I found interesting enough with its combination of curves and angles.

kok55


kok660

2 comments:

  1. Great shots and great architecture. Looks very beautiful. Keep blogging and thanks for sharing. :)

    Regards,
    360 degree photo stitching

    ReplyDelete
  2. Arata Isozaki has always played and experimented with light and shapes, which are the two elements in which he reaches the level of mastership, but this is one of the buildings I never really liked. It seems like a little kid's design.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails