Kanazawa, a Town of Architecture

The Kanazawa Municipal Tamagawa Library was created through the combined efforts of Yoshiro Taniguchi, who designed the "Togu Palace" and the "State Guest House Japanese Style Annex," and his son Yoshio Taniguchi, who designed the "New York Museum of Modern Art" and the "D.T. Suzuki Museum". It is their only parent-child joint work.
Kanazawa City has many contemporary buildings that have received acclaim from both within Japan as well as from overseas. It also boasts many historical cityscapes and buildings in the central urban area that developed as a castle town.

  • Main References
  • 『建築文化』July 1979 Issue (Shokokusha, 1979)
  • 『近代建築』July 1979 Issue (Kindaikenchiku-sha, 1979)
  • 『新建築』July 1979 Issue (Shinkenchiku-sha, 1979)
  • 『建築画報』February 1980 Issue (Kenchiku Gahou Inc., 1980)
  • 『石川の近代建築富山の洋風建築』Chiku Kakugyou (Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 1981)
  • 『DA建築図集 図書館 コミュニケーションとしての図書館』(Shokokusha, 1986)
  • 『谷口吉生建築作品集』(Tankosha, 1996)
  • 『金沢市文化財紀要148 金沢市の指定文化財と指定保存建造物』(Kanazawa City Board of Education, 1999)
  • 『石川県の近代化遺産』(Ishikawa Prefecture Board of Education, 2008)
  • 『カナザワケンチクサンポ vol.2』(Pamphlet Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 2014)
  • 『[谷口吉郎・谷口吉生]の建築-金沢が育んだ二人の建築家』(Taniguchi Architectural Exhibition Executive Committee, Kanazawa City, 2014)
  • 『古いのに新しい!リノベーション名建築の旅』Yusuke Tsunematsu (Kodansha, 2019)