Like Father, Like Son

John Hill
1. August 2019
All photos via Japan-Architects blog

The Yoshiro and Yoshio Taniguchi Museum of Architecture, Kanazawa opened on July 26 with the exhibition The Pursuit of Pure Design: The World of Yoshiro Taniguchi, an Architect Nurtured by Kanazawa.

The two Taniguchis are father and son: Yoshiro (1904-1979) was born in the city of Kanazawa and was both a prolific architect and writer; and Yoshio (1937-) is an equally prolific architect in Japan who is best known outside of the country for his expansion of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.

The Yoshiro and Yoshio Taniguchi Museum of Architecture, Kanazawa is Yoshio's latest contribution to his father's home city, where he designed the earlier D.T. Suzuki Museum (2011). Architecture buffs will also know Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, for the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, which was designed by SANAA and opened in 2004.

Yoshio Taniguchi at the press preview for the new building he designed.
An exhibition space in the museum overlooks the sunken garden.
Here's another gallery with models and photographs of Yoshiro's buildings.
A room in the style of the Annex at Akasaka Palace overlooks a water garden, also visible at the top of this post.
Visit the Japan-Architects blog (in Japanese) to see many more photos of the Yoshiro and Yoshio Taniguchi Museum of Architecture, Kanazawa and The Pursuit of Pure Design: The World of Yoshiro Taniguchi, an Architect Nurtured by Kanazawa.

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