Architecture of Inida & Takeo Kamiya
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This site, "Architecture of India", presents various aspects of Indian architecture as well as the activities of Takeo Kamiya, a Japanese architect who has been studying World Architecture for more than thirty years. Kamiya's original texts, which are in Japanese, are being leisurely translated into English for this site. Most of the small photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

_____ INTRODUCTION to INDIAN ARCHITECTURE Indian architecture
_____ UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE in INDIA Unesco
_____ JAINA ARCHITECTURE in INDIA Jaina
_____ WOODEN ARCHITECTURE in INDIA Wooden
_____WOODEN TEMPLES in HIMACHAL PRADESH Himachal
_____ LYCIAN INFLUENCE on INDIAN CAVE TEMPLES Lycia
_____ JAMES FERGUSSON & INDIAN ARCHITECTURE Fergusson
_____ JAISALMER, DESERT TOWN in WESTERN INDIA Jaisalmer
_____ BIBLIOGRAPHY on INDIAN ARCHITECTURE Jaisalmer
_____ PROFILE of TAKEO KAMIYA Takeo Kamiya
_____ DESIGN WORKS of TAKEO KAMIYA Architecture
_____ PUBLICATIONS by TAKEO KAMIYA Indian



ON THE ARCHITECTURAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN

The Japanese architectural society has extremely degenerated, being controlled by the construction Mafia of Japan. About half of all building designers in Japan are employed by construction companies as "salaried staff", putting the profits of their companies before the best interests of clients. Furthermore, most Japanese independent architectsf offices have become "joint-stock companies" (designated by Co.Ltd, PLC, or Inc.), which the JIA (Japanese Institute of Architects) has long been promoting ! The CEOs or presidents of these companies should not be called "architects" at all, but "businessmen".
Japanese journalism such as newspapers, other publications including, needless to say, architectural magazines, and broadcasting, are also under considerable control of the construction Mafia that is tightly connected with politicians and bureaucrats through political contributions and parachuting. I have been persecuted for more than 20 years by this Mafia because of my criticism of such corrupt situations in Japan; my books, even in cases in which I wrote only a part, are pevented from being published.
I recommend that foreign students, who want to become architects, should never come to Japan in order to study Architecture in Japanese universities, as they have, fundamentally, only departments of constructional engineering, with "Architecture" in name only, not providing the architectural training courses to bring up students to be genuine architects, but to be employees of construction companies.



TAKEO KAMIYA, Architect
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