[2010] Architour #1d - Kuma Kengo

Had the sudden urge today morning to visit another building by Kuma Kengo, the RUSTIC from his postmodern period. Most interesting were the persiflage of greek columns, four of them. The first in full scale, but without the base and capital, just the shaft and a slight gap between the column and the architrave. The second with a broken top but round reinforcement bars underneath the architrave. The third already shortened with a vertical  truss sticking out. The fourth and last and shortest with a TV on top! That was something. It reminded me of some kind of Media Art I saw during my studies in the 1990s. Interesting as well the symbolic shadows behind the columns, embedded in white marble on the downward stairs. The metal panels on the facade had shadows printed on as well.

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