June 10th, 2010
this is not about the building or construction so much as a simple observation about light.
recently on a site visit i found the workers taking a break in the kids room and grabbed this shot. it reminded me of a painting by vermeer somehow. not sure why – something about the evenness of the light in the room; perhaps it is the towels gathered around the workmen’s heads to battle the sweat of working in the tokyo summertime heat; or maybe just the feeling of a quiet moment in time.
it is nice to see too that the children’s room is going to have beautiful natural light flooding in through the day, even though it faces north. combined with the view over the green covered road that leads to the site and i think this is actually a rather nice room.