day 09_Kyoto_'mystery' buildings

Wandering through the historical part of Kyoto, I came across a few buildings that I was sure were designed by a Japanese architect, Shin Takamatsu. His earlier work from the 1990s is especially known for futuristic and bold imagery, and knowing that several of these projects were actually located in Kyoto, I assumed the unique structures were his. The bizarre, machine-like buildings are strangely anthropomorphic, and even though they stood out from the surrounding buildings, they somehow fit in very well with all the electrical wiring, hanging lanterns, and neon lights. However, after doing some more research on Takamatsu, I don't think he designed any of these three buildings (and I was unable to find out who actually did), so it remains a mystery.