The Mobile Suit Gundam-like Aoyama Technical College was designed by award-winning Japanese architect, Makoto Sei Watanabe. With its sharp angles and metallic plates, it’s as if it’s a space ship, ready to take flight anytime. This is what I love about modern Japanese architecture and other Asian buildings. The architects designing them are not afraid to use all of their imagination and don’t bother with the idea that they could be impractical in real life. If we want to see architecture of the future, we can’t set any boundaries in our visions as Watanabe-san has shown.
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A while ago, I stumbled upon fantastic background art by a talented artist that goes by the name, Imperial Boy (帝国少年). His work is insanely detailed. If the world looked like his creations, I think that’d encourage people to walk just to look at the sights. You’d just have to be careful not to fall down though. Common traits of his work include a heavy use of bridges and staircases that create an awesome sense of space, and many colorful, decorative items everywhere. You can check out his site for more info (if you can read kanji) and pics at http://tksn.sakura.ne.jp/