Saturday, March 26, 2011
I post a lot on shrines, temples, and churches, but far more important to many contemporary Japanese are Cathedrals to Consumption!
Canal City in Hakata is one.
There are hotels, entertainment complex, restaurants, and more than 200 retail establishments.
But not one single place to buy a battery for my camera!!
It was designed by the Jerde Partnership who focus on creating "spaces" for people to meet rather than buildings per se. They are currently redesigning my hometowns city centre (Coventry)
Drawing inspiration from the canyonlands of the American Southwest, that is more apparent from the photos shot inside which I will post later.