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November 2017

ARCHITECTS OF JAPAN: BUILDING THE FUTURE

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THEME FOR NOVEMBER
ARCHITECTS OF JAPAN: BUILDING THE FUTURE

In this month’s Feature, we search for the defining characteristics of modern Japanese architecture, taking a close-up look at the work and philosophies of several leading architects and elucidating the directions in which they are leading contemporary building design.

FEATURES

Modern Japanese Architecture: From the Meiji Restoration to Today

An interview with architect and architectural historian Terunobu Fujimori

Kenzo Tange: The Legacy of an Architectural Legend

The works and spirit of Japan’s preeminent modern architect Kenzo Tange continue to resonate in Japanese architecture today.

A Small Model for Future

Introducing the Home-for-All projects of architect Toyo Ito

Design for Human Beings

Tezuka Associates’ novel design for a Tokyo kindergarten appeals to children and adults alike.

Creating Futures of the Future

Architect Sou Fujimoto is making waves overseas with designs that anticipate the future.

The Danchi Rennaissance

In the Yokodai district of Yokohama City, a project to renovate danchi housing complexes is revitalizing the whole community.

Diffusion and Succession of Architectural Culture

A new museum has opened in Tokyo devoted to the archiving and exhibiting of architectural models.

The Japanese "Forest" in Sao Paolo

The first JAPAN HOUSE is pulling in the crowds in São Paolo, Brazil.

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