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    Oyamazaki Museum - Tadao Ando

    The Oyamazaki Villa is a 1920's Tudor style compound, that served as a salon for many of Kyoto's intellectuals at the time. The building is very nice, in a way it reminded me of Saarinens home Hvitträsk in Finland. Not in style, but in its layout. The Ando museum attached has some impressive features but is mainly just to house a small Monet Collection. The water cascades and the way the building flanks as impressive garden are its best features.
    Good description here:
    http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/oyamazaki/index.htm

    Photos by the Tyler Zembrodt - The U Penn. Takenaka Intern (this was the first of several unfortunate camera battery/ charger mistake days for me.)
    His blog here:
    http://www.d-fab.tumblr.com


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The Takenaka Internship is granted yearly to one student each from the architecture schools of Yale, M.I.T. and the University of Pennsylvania. The Takenaka Corporation traces its history back more than four hundred years and this internship provides American students of architecture with a summer of valuable training at Japan's oldest architecture, engineering and construction firm. Based out of the Osaka design office, interns participate in various aspects of design and also accompany archite

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