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In Asakusa: What on earth is that?

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Apparently it is the Asahi Brewery building and is supposed to represent a
beer glass. Go figure!

Ten out of ten for original architecture though.

Just before I got to Asakusa, I did make a stop at the site of Will Adams former home (very difficult to locate - took me all morning) in Nihombashi. A nice chap stopped to take a photo for me and chatted for a while about "Muira Anjin".

Anyhow, I have spared you another picture of another stone/monument. I am pleased I found it though.
19th Aug 2006, 14:34   | tags:,,,,

hildegard says:

(Edit) what am I saying?! That's what I get for believing architecture students... (you know who you are.) It's Phillipe Stark, innit? Somehow that makes it slightlyless silly... if only it had been Ando... :(

19th Aug 2006, 14:59

Nick says:

I don't know, what are you saying? Is Phillipe Stark an architect or an artist? Famous for designing weird stuff? :-)

19th Aug 2006, 16:00

mat says:

Philippe Starck is a famous french designer. And he is the architect being the Asahi Beer hall, it turns out

19th Aug 2006, 16:07

hildegard says:

Sorry - posted & reposted in haste.
1) posted (wrongly) that this was the work of Tendo Adno.
2) Corrected self but deleted original post.
Yes, Philippe Starck is known for quirky objects/ buildings Philippe Stark clicky

19th Aug 2006, 16:09

hildegard says:

Beaten to it by Mat. Not for the last time, I suspect... :)

19th Aug 2006, 16:10

Nick says:

Thanks for the links guys! It all makes sense now ;)

19th Aug 2006, 16:14

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