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Kisho Kurokawa Architect And Associates

Author : Kishō Kurokawa
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"By combining the abstraction of the 20th century with the iconography of history and the cultural identity of topos in a cosmology of culture, I am trying to tackle the philosophical challenge of Abstract Symbolism."--BOOK JACKET.
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Kisho Kurokawa

Author : Kishō Kurokawa
ISBN : 9783930698240
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The completion of the first phase of Kuala Lumpur International Airport in 1998 resulted in two 4000 m runways and a 335 000 m2 main terminal building. The airport can handle 25 million passengers a year, By 2020, however, the airport will be able to handle 120 000 000 passengers a year. It is not surprising that everyone should wonder why Malaysia would need an international airport of that size. The reason is the intense strategic competition that has already started. Unquestionably, the world will have an entirely new high-speed transportation system by 2025 at the latest. This will be the HSST (Hypersonic Speed Transport), which will carry between 300 and 500 passengers at speeds up to Mach 3.5. The HSST will be meaningless for short routes. Therefore the required international hub airports will be limited to two in North America, one in Central and South America, one in Africa, two in Europe, one in Russia, and three in Asia. Like China and South Korea, Malaysia is very eager to obtain one of the three Asian international hub airports, because a country with such an airport and the associated infrastructure is very likely to become a financial, information, tourism and advanced industrial centre. The airport is an integral part of a future linear capital corridor, which was also developed by Kurokawa. The area surrounding the airport will be used for an experiment in artificially restoring the tropical rain forest. Creating such a forest is the most effective method for blocking out noise from the airport. This is the basis of the architect's concept for a symbiosis between airport and forest. In addition, the architect believes that this is effective for expressing the identity of Malaysia, as tropical rain forests are the typical vegetation of the country. Kurokawa was a key figure of Japanese Metabolism; he has played an essential role in this movement, not only through projects and buildings, but also through theoretical writings. Since then he has been one of the leading architects in Japan.
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Kisho Kurokawa Architects And Associates

Author : Kishō Kurokawa
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110327751
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This volume presents 23 of the architect's most important projects, documenting his attempt to challenge the homogenized designs of the Machine Age and explore the concept of symbiotic architecture, which is an architecture of regionalism, open to dialogue with the rest of the world.
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Kisho Kurokawa

Author : Anthony G. White
ISBN : UCSD:31822004923025
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Kisho Kurokawa

Author : Aldo Castellano
ISBN : 156496356X
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Capsular Japan

Author : Matthew Mullane
ISBN : OCLC:801703923
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Approaching the early 1970s as a period of profound social and economic change for Japan, this thesis reconsiders Kisho Kurokawa's 1972 Nakagin Capsule Tower as a structure bound to Japan's economic mission towards an "information society" or jouhoukashakai. By exploring Kurokawa's roles as a prominent architect, theoretician of the jouhoukashakai concept and active bureaucratic cohort in the network between Japanese government and businesses, his work is posited as an architectural provision to the needs of a new technologically driven, information-based economy. Chapter one charts Kurokawa's early architectural career in the 1960s with the Metabolist group and its intersections with Japan's pre-jouhoukashakai "high-growth" period, making note of how the group's visionary plans reacted to the particularities of the country's postwar situation. Chapter two is an expanded history of Kurokawa's theorization of the capsule and its consideration of business and government interests. As a structure both of and for the jouhoukashakai, the capsule is posited as an architecture of information. The various images, reports, and articles that fueled the capsule are contextualized as fundamental to the use, construction and reception of the capsule's most iconic manifestation, Nakagin Capsule Tower. Chapter three investigates the labor provisions afforded by Nakagin Capsule Tower's units, thus showing in physical form the explicit correlations between Kurokawa's architecture and the interests of Japanese businesses. Of particular interest is how the building provided for a new type of jouhoukashakai laborer who was mobile, flexible and worked with information.
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Kisho Kurokawa From Metabolism To Symbiosis

Author : Kishō Kurokawa
ISBN : 1854901192
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Kisho Kurokawa is one of the world's most active architects both in Japan and internationally. In 1960 he advocated the Metabolism Movement which attracted international attention; in 1962 he became the youngest member of Team X, an international architecture movement started after the CIAM, joined by James Stirling, Christopher Alexander, and Hans Hollein. He has won many international competitions both in Japan and abroad including the new TANU headquarters, the Parliament in Tanzania, Conference City in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain University, and Osaka Prefectural government offices. He has received the Gold medal from the French Academy of Architecture and the Richard Neutra Award from California State Polytechnic University. Kurokawa's recent works include - Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Victoria Central, Australia and the Japanese-Chinese Youth Centre, Peking. He has just been selected as the architect for the new extension to the Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam.
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Contemporary Japanese Architecture

Author : James Steele
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Contemporary Japanese Architecture presents a clear and comprehensive overview of the historical and cultural framework that informs the work of all Japanese architects, as an introduction to an in-depth investigation of the challenges now occupying the contemporary designers who will be the leaders of the next generation. It separates out the young generation of Japanese architects from the crowded, distinguished, multi-generational field they seek to join, and investigates the topics that absorb them, and the critical issues they face within the new economic reality of Japan and a shifting global order. Salient points in the text are illustrated by beautiful, descriptive images provided by the architects and from the extensive collection of the author. By combining illustrations with timelines and graphics to explain complex ideas, the book is accessible to any student seeking to understand contemporary Japanese architecture.
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Kisho Kurokawa From Metabolism To Symbiosis

Author : Kishō Kurokawa
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Kisho Kurokawa is one of the world's most active architects both in Japan and internationally. In 1960 he advocated the Metabolism Movement which attracted international attention; in 1962 he became the youngest member of Team X, an international architecture movement started after the CIAM, joined by James Stirling, Christopher Alexander, and Hans Hollein. He has won many international competitions both in Japan and abroad including the new TANU headquarters, the Parliament in Tanzania, Conference City in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain University, and Osaka Prefectural government offices. He has received the Gold medal from the French Academy of Architecture and the Richard Neutra Award from California State Polytechnic University. Kurokawa's recent works include - Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Victoria Central, Australia and the Japanese-Chinese Youth Centre, Peking. He has just been selected as the architect for the new extension to the Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam.
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Kish Kurokawa

Author : Kishō Kurokawa
ISBN : UOM:39015049133922
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THE MASTER ARCHITECT SERIES is a series of monographs on some of the greatest architects and architectural firms of our time. Each monograph will contain 256 pages displaying several hundred color photographs, drawings, sketches and renderings. Although primarily a pictorial essay, the books will contain selected projects described in concise detail, along with a critique or overview of the firm, a resume of the partners, and a comprehensive bibliography.
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Capsules Typology Of Other Architecture

Author : Peter Šenk
ISBN : 9781351987288
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This book investigates the architectural, product design, and urban typology of the capsule which, beginning in the 1960s, broadened the concept of the basic building blocks of architecture to include a minimal living unit, called the "capsule." Here it is presented with regard to the continuity of the development of the Modern Movement, its revisionist criticism, pioneering examples, as well as contemporary examples and uses. The typology of the capsule allows us to consider this theme in terms of the architecture of resistance, with the potential to search for an "other" architecture that is embedded in our contemporaneity (manifested in small dwellings, composite structures, and container units; shelters and mobile homes in nature and the urban environment; technology transfer in high-tech designs; devices, additions, and extensions etc.). The concept of the capsule as a building element of architecture, as well as a spatial element, can therefore be regarded as having a generative potential for an architecture of personal space for the individual, forcing us to reflect on our existing living and dwelling conditions.
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