- Sep 19, 2006
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What do you all think about him as an architect?
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From a design perspective, he was the tops. I think he tended to make ceilings too low ( due in part to his rather diminutive stature) but he made some of the best use of woodwork I've seen.
To me, a lot of his designs are a little busy. Sometimes I stay at the Imperial Hotel in Japan, which was designed by him. At first, it`s interesting to see the woodwork and layout, but soon the patterns start getting a little busy and you ignore them. Since he uses the same type of patterns all over the place, it gets boring too. I think this is a shot of the old building designed by him. It looks very similar to the Japanese Prime Ministers building (like the White House) which was also designed by him. Lots of repetetive geometric patterns
Didn't the Imperial Hotel burn down?