Takasaki Masaharu, the architecture from the cosmos

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26 June 2019

The observatory of Japanese architect Takasaki Masaharu, in the city of Kagoshima, connects humanity with the cosmos. Go in and find out more!

Takasaki Masaharu, born in 1953, is one of the most interesting and original architects working in Tokyo today, best known for his creativity in the creation of cosmic architectures.

It is curious to note that although the artist has been creating very interesting structures for over twenty years, he is not well known outside Japan. It should be added, however, that recently the Japanese Institute of Architects awarded him as the most important young architect in the country.

Takasaki’s projects combine organic and mythological. He describes his architecture as an “environmental being” that connects humanity with the cosmos. These philosophies are manifested in the use of egg-shaped elements, diffused light to create mystical interiors, columns and inclined planes.

The Kagoshima Observatory in southeast Japan was built in 1995 and was to be an important astral observation site. The small red buildings at the foot of the structure house several laboratories and were originally designed for researchers.

Unfortunately, the work in question never got the recognition hoped for and due and today is assiduously assaulted by tourists, who consider it an extremely original and unique construction.

Check out Takasaki Masaharu’s Instagram profile here and the book Takasaki Masaharu: An Architecture of Cosmology.

Takasaki Masaharu, the architecture from the cosmos | Collater.al
Takasaki Masaharu, the architecture from the cosmos | Collater.al
Takasaki Masaharu, l'archiettura che viene dal cosmo | Collater.al
Takasaki Masaharu, the architecture from the cosmos | Collater.al

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