Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Theory

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Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Theory

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This series will explore four facets of contemporary Japanese architecture; theory, technology, city, and humans. It will also span five generations of architects since Kenzo Tange. Through lectures by instructors and discussions with the most influential Japanese architects, the course will trace the development of contemporary Japanese architecture and will consider its future direction.

In this first course, we will focus on one of the four facets of Japanese architecture: theory.

The theory portion will feature discussions with architects who played a significant role in influencing the development of theoretical frameworks that contributed to guiding contemporary Japanese architecture. Terunobu Fujimori, Arata Isozaki, Hisao Kohyama, Kengo Kuma, Hidetoshi Ohno, and Kazuyo Sejima will visit their buildings and discuss the ideas behind their respective works.

In the coming courses on technology, city, and humans, the foll...

This series will explore four facets of contemporary Japanese architecture; theory, technology, city, and humans. It will also span five generations of architects since Kenzo Tange. Through lectures by instructors and discussions with the most influential Japanese architects, the course will trace the development of contemporary Japanese architecture and will consider its future direction.

In this first course, we will focus on one of the four facets of Japanese architecture: theory.

The theory portion will feature discussions with architects who played a significant role in influencing the development of theoretical frameworks that contributed to guiding contemporary Japanese architecture. Terunobu Fujimori, Arata Isozaki, Hisao Kohyama, Kengo Kuma, Hidetoshi Ohno, and Kazuyo Sejima will visit their buildings and discuss the ideas behind their respective works.

In the coming courses on technology, city, and humans, the following leading Japanese architects will discuss their work — Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Manabu Chiba, Sou Fujimoto, Hiroshi Hara, Itsuko Hasegawa, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Fumihiko Maki, Kazuhiko Namba, Yusuke Obuchi, Satoko Shinohara, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, and Riken Yamamoto. Don’t miss the rest of this great series!

Production Team

Music by Jun Miyake

Organized by (T_ADS) Kengo Kuma, Yusuke Obuchi, Toshihiko Kiuchi

Filmed by Hiromoto Oka

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Alina Xie

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2 years, 2 months ago
I apply this course because Kengo Kuma, a professor you definitely don't want to miss from. I visited his magnificent works in MOMA in NYC, and fall in love with it.
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Lester Goh

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2 years, 3 months ago
I just found out about this course today. What a shame to have missed it barely, I will most definitely sign up for the 2017 Q1 course! Can't wait to learn about the thinking behind Japanese Architecture, and the place of parametricism in its future
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It is magnificent and amazing to create this course for architecture lovers to see through Japanese Architecture...!!!
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