Toyo Ito | Taichung Opera House
|Kenchiku Shiryo Kenkyusha
Conceived by photographer Naoya Hatakeyama, this tribute to Toyo Ito’s design for the Taichung Opera House in Taiwan offers an eye-opening look at an extraordinary building, its urban context, and daily use. Completed in 2014, the curving structure with its cut-out voids and sectioned facade has proved to be a magnet, not just for audiences but also for people who come to enjoy its rooftop landscape, water elements, and cave-like interior spaces. Besides the many photographs by Hatakeyama, the publication includes an illuminating dialogue between Ito and architectural historian Terunobu Fujimori.
|156 p, ills colour, 21 x 29 cm, pb, Japanese/English
Kenchiku Shiryo Kenkyusha