Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Kyushu Geibunkan Annex one


The Kyushu Geibunkan  in southern Fukuoka is a large, modern, ""Culture Hall" designed by Kengo Kuma. Nearby in the park space surrounding the main building are two annexes, also designed by him.

Annex i is a long, narrow building of small studios, all of which seem to have exterior walls of glass. The building has a flat, overhanging roof.

The roofs shape is indented with sweeping curves that touch each other at a sharp point.

The best way to describe it for me is to imagine an elongated, exaggerated holly leaf.

I am quite fond of curves in architectural space, especially for the kind of photo compositions I lean toward.