Unusual architecture in Nagoya, Japan. I've cloned out an intrusive street lamp at left.
"Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers (モード学園スパイラルタワーズ Mōdo gakuen supairaru tawāzu?) is a 170-metre (558 ft), 36-story educational facility located Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. The building is home to three vocational schools: Nagoya Mode Gakuen, HAL Nagoya and Nagoya Isen." Now I know what the 'MODE', 'HAL', 'ISEN', that appear vertically on the building mean.
'Gakuen' is Japanese for 'Academy'. Taken February last year on an overcast day. There is a trombone type sculpture in front of the building.
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Waylim (24954) 2012-02-24 0:55
Impressive building, I would not have really realized just how big it is until I see the van and the poeple in the foreground. Certanly, Janpanese cities are great places to photograph interesting and beautiful architecture. the light is low but the whole scene if nicely exposed with good color and details. Great shot and give good impression of the place.
p.s. my shot was taken in October, my misteak on recording the date.
Royaldevon (25896) 2012-02-24 1:01
Some modern architecture leaves you cold because of its lack of visual impact but some makes you stand open-mouthed. This falls into the second category; it has sensual curves, changes in materials and planes and makes a strong, visual statement amongst the other buildings.
Your shot, along with its sharpness, gives a real appreciation of its scale and its impact.
Have a good day,
Nicou (115280) 2012-02-24 1:01
fantastique compo e tiamge sur ce bâtiment moderne grandisoe compo, avec ce mouvemetn traphsique quelle mervielle toutes ces verrières grandisoe.
bravo et amitié
batalay (34575) 2012-02-24 1:12
Impressive architecture, evocative of a thick skin being peeled off. The equilateral triangles in the external structure must give it considerable structural integrity. I can't help but think about how the edifice would "settle" in an earthquake. Last August we had an earthquake of 5.8 on the Richter Scale here in the Washington, DC area. In a storage room in the basement I had a series of metal bookcases. As a result of the earthquake, an top-heavy bookcase suddenly twisted and collapsed, somewhat evocative of the Mode Hal Isen Building.
TopGeo (38168) 2012-02-24 1:25
Hello Chris! This photo is taken with good idea I know that my comment "Your skill in photography is excellent" will be an understatement. Really, you have got a pair of eyes for all details. Here I find a perfect balancing of light, toning and without by others details. This is why it is so mysterious. Great. Regards.
dkmurphys (45829) 2012-02-24 2:05
Impressive architecture. I think Japan is spectacular through it's contrast with the rest of the world. Well catch, have a nice day.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-24 2:40
a very spectacular modern architectural photo. I like the attractive composition and the exciting details, imposing view, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-02-24 3:12
سلام دوست من
تبریک بابت تصویر زیبا از ساختمان
timecapturer (44431) 2012-02-24 3:15
some of these modern buildings are so beautiful. This is a fine example such smooth lines that seem to catch the light so wonderfully. A great POV and composition here that shows off it's magnificence superbly. Excellent!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
danyy (0) 2012-02-24 3:53
un excellent choix d'angle de prise de vue pour montrer la structure architecturale de cet immeuble d'un graphisme très complexe.
Malgré les mauvaises lumières tu as obtenu en plus de jolis reflets.
macjake (51374) 2012-02-24 3:55
interesting photo and architecture.
I can't help but wonder how this would look in Blue Hour or some very warm golden sunlight.
a spectacular visual, so many composition choices come to mind just viewing this one. Even a reflection is captured.
also, interesting read about the location of the powerplants in your discussion with Bulent.
thanks for this one, enjoy your day
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-02-24 4:05
The architecture is amazing and very attractive. The view is cleverly chosen. The sky is consistent with the skyscraper. The light, colors, sharpness and reflections are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
pierrefonds (54600) 2012-02-24 4:40
The branches are helping to frame the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the modern building. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
sacimar (25971) 2012-02-24 5:20
this is an interesting building, I like this unusual architecture, good image to show it, the reflection is also a nice detail,
Have a good weekend,
GiovanniG (2375) 2012-02-24 7:12
A very wonderful photograph! It has beautiful colors and great clarity. The point of view and aspect ratio you selected is superb. The depth of field is great and it has good perspective. Thanks for sharing this beautiful capture with us. Bravo!!
A warm hello from,
Silvio1953 (115095) 2012-02-24 7:20
Ciao Chris, great view of fantastic building, fascinating reflections, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-02-24 9:32
Very intersting architectonic picture! the high quality and the clarity are excellent..Also your idea to include the car in the frame is very nice indeed! superb light..
Very well done..
ourania (25508) 2012-02-24 10:17
this is a wonderful composition from a very well chosen point of view. It presents the individual features of the architecture in a very clear and complete way. I think that the dull light was a great aid to focus on architectural details and effects rather than on colours and reflections, but I also think it would be interesting to see this building in different lightings, that would be the point for the architect. I like very much the placement of the Spiral Tower in the cadre, leaving a nice sense of space around it and presenting a striking contrast with neighbouring buildings. The reflections on the glass surface are lovely. Well done!
All the best and a lovely weekend,
jjcordier (72614) 2012-02-24 10:34
Un bâtiment à l'architecture originale et impressionnante, bien photographié.
danos (82665) 2012-02-24 10:48
spectacular the view of this modern building of the city.I like its specific architectural style,the texture of its exterior consrtuction, with the reflections to complete the whole imge.
cornejo (27427) 2012-02-24 11:14
Hi Chris, today we offer this pretty picture of this interesting building. Very well framed, with sharpness and natural colors. A beautiful job with quality and good taste, so congratulations my friend. Good night and happy weekend. Tfs.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-02-24 11:30
A massive building captured beautifully with the full view. The details are so sharp including the reflection. I like the architecture , the soft colors and depth. The people standing in the front give us an idea about the size. Truly amazing.
npecanhuk (60160) 2012-02-24 14:57
What a wonderful skyscraper!
A very interesting, beautiful and attractive architecture & urban picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
delpeoples (52289) 2012-02-24 23:05
Hi dear Chris
yes, an unusual architecture alright. I noted that this twisty type skyscraper was all the rage in Kuala Lumpur too. Excellent vertical frame, the inclusion of the people and the traffic also gives us a sense of scale.
Nice work, enjoy your weekend
RhodieIke (11512) 2012-02-24 23:33
Hi Chris, Splendid photo of this unusual building, it looks like our London Gherkin dissected,great Pov, and the grey day adds to the drama, Cheers Iain.
Cricri (100341) 2012-02-24 23:41
Très original et super futuriste, bon détails et reflets, intéressante note et présentation excellente
emka (72254) 2012-02-24 23:53
Hi Chris, Amazing modern building in Nagoya. i like the surface covered with equilateral triangles. Superb shot even in overcast day. Wonderful piece of modern architecture. I was in nagoya and haven't seen it. but I alsways look for old castles and temples.
berek (32689) 2012-02-25 22:30
Nice daily life sense . I like this interesting modern building and details. Greetings.
Graal (95077) 2012-02-25 23:55
unusual modern architecture here. Good shot and presentation. Amazing spiral form. Fine photowork.
Have a nice day.
Sonata11 (33081) 2012-02-26 19:08
subsequent beautiful picture of modern building which is a very impressive and stunningly wonderful. Composition is amazing. Fantastic work. My congratulation. Thanks for sharing. Love it.
All the best,
JFS (32459) 2012-02-27 6:02
What an amazing building, I love it! Perfect POV and light. Great shot!
Thanks and best regards,Juan
aliabazari (10936) 2012-02-29 20:24
Landscape architecture and beautiful composition and good light. This image has a good perspective.
Fis2 (81512) 2012-03-01 6:35
A very interesting building.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
eldancer1 (24727) 2012-03-04 20:24
Does one have to have a twisted mind to work at this building? We have a building here in Vegas designed by Frank Gehry, and get this, a clinic for brain problems and it looks like it's melting. Good pov and dof with nice details even if it's cloudy. Well done, tfs.
annjackman (17507) 2012-03-05 15:12
I like the steely grey tones against the grey sky. Fascinating architecture that has been very well photographed. The hint of lights in the building and the reflections give depth to this super iamge.
Noel_Byrne (20085) 2012-04-21 9:13
Fascinating architectural shot. At first glance, it reminded me instantly of Frank Gehrys dancing building in Prague, with its sweeping form. This building dances alone, and that serves well to emphasise its height.
ikeharel (51473) 2013-06-15 1:12
It is definitely unique and special architecture's wonder, Chris.
The POV shows excelent view of it's curves, mirror view of an opposite-edifice and a clarinet-shape statue on street level on side.
Fine shot inspite of the clouds, shown in full view.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (94392)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D 90
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-24 0:38
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