Photographs of Jujiro and Bunjiro, two reconstructed buildings serving as a civic center and and their urban context: the city of Tokamachi, Niigata prefecture. The driving concept behind this shooting was attempt to find parallels between the city and the buildings, which were intentionally designed to provide unusually diverse experience, much like the a city would do. Upon numerous visits, we believe the buildings succeeded in becoming organic extension of the urban fabric rather than a foreign, self-absorbed object. The photographs attempt to communicate and celebrate this realization.
Photographed for Jun Aoki & Associates. Jujiro and Bunjiro are reconstructions designed by Jun Aoki & Associates.