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レンゾ・ピアノの建築で 2005年に完成したこの美術館「Zentrum Paul Klee」は、どうやらほんとうに土地の中に埋もれようとしているようです。半分は地下にある展示室は、自然光がたっぷり入る気持ちの良い大空間でした。






I visited Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern – the museum has been kept really well according to the Renzo Piano’s concept, which is harmoniously submerging into its surroundings.  The architecture was completed in 2005.  7 years on is nicer than my first visit shortly after the opening.  I think the true success of architecture need to be judged after the building is blended into the environment, accepted by the local people and running organization.

This museum is a gem for me – it is receiving sincere and sympathetic maintenance by gardeners, who chosen what to keep between structure and make the building more blended in to the ground.





I visited a treehouse, which is built on a garden of Niki Club in Nasu, Japan.  The treehouse is relying on the structure of a tree, but carefully avoiding to damage the tree.  In the room there is a little wood stove, a sofa and a large window for you to look down a little stream beside the tree.

Nasu was originally opened by Europeans who wanted to escape hot Tokyo during the summer.  Now the area has the Hot Spot problem since the Fukushima nuclear power plant was damages by Tsunami in 2011 – somehow, the wind delivers high concentration of radioactive contaminant to the area.

I think it is urgent to raise awareness for changing energy policy of Japanese government.  It is so obvious that they cannot continue to build and run fragile nuclear power plants on shaken island and destroy their indigenous culture attached to local lives.