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.
------ The publication of his latest book "Architecture of Islam" written and photographed by Takeo Kamiya has been obstructed by the Japanese Construction Mafia since 2006.

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
Indian
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
ARCHITECTURE OF INDIA
LINK Architecture of ISLAM Islam Architecture of ARMENIA islam

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