Development of contemporary Japanese architecture since the 1964 Tokyo Olympics
Features of works of influential Japanese architects
Unique technologies used for contemporary Japanese architecture
Present concerns and potential future directions for contemporary Japanese architecture
This is the second course of “Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture” series, with the focus on the second facet: technology.
The technology portion will focus on works by architects who explored the use of technology—from techniques used for traditional crafts to computational processes—as a vehicle for their investigations into the conceptualization and production of architecture. Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Manabu Chiba, Kengo Kuma, Kazuhiko Namba, and Yusuke Obuchi will visit their buildings to discuss the ideas behind their respective works.
Music by Jun Miyake
Organized by (T_ADS) Kengo Kuma, Yusuke Obuchi, Toshihiko Kiuchi
Filmed by Hiromoto Oka
Translation Support by Thomas Daniell
Interest in the design and history of architecture, as well as urbanism.