Tradition revisited

During the two weeks I’m in Kyoto I try to figure out why there’s such a big gap between tradition and modernity in every aspect of life in Kyoto/Japan.
Sometimes reading Alex Kerr (Lost Japan or Dog and Demons) helps me understanding this incredible lack of beauty of traditional crafts in modern life.
But reading this makes me very depressive about the future of this country.
Today, although it was raining almost all day long, I was happy to see Time 1 and Time 2 by the japanese architect Tadao Ando.
Here you see how beautiful and intelligent it can work out, to translate elements of the tradition of old japanese houses (Machiya) and temples into new buildings.

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