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by atelierdeiris

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Modern Japanese Architecture

Unlike western architects who comes up with innovative structures that gives a first impression or an "Wow" effect with it's facade. Japnese architects brings up the spirit and the storyline of their works which later on would be a topic to talk about.

Influenced by Chinese arts and architecture, Japanese architecture is not merely a resemblance of what we thought a structure should appear but rather gives you the impact what it feels to be within the structure. Traditional Japanese paintings may be simple brush strokes with black ink but gives the viewer the feeling of a paradise while looking at the landscape painting or seeing a young demure lady, although the lady might not be painted as fair as how western artists draw. I guess Japanese architecture corresponds to this approach.

More and more Disney animations or other hollywood animated films are enchanced in 3D or even 4D, Japanese anime still adopts the 2D form and puts emphasis on scenes, characteristics and dramatization. As Japanese anime has a great influence to the world, Japanese architecture creates it's significance in the world as well.

Many might have heard of Tadao Ando (安藤忠雄), known for his creative use of natural light, mixture of water and clay (清水混泥土), conceptualizing with Zen philisophies, such as the dual nature of existence was shown in his remarkable works of the Church of the light and Honpuku Temple(Water Temple). Nothing too extravagant, just the greyish geometrical structure, but with the creative usage of lights, brings up the soul and colors of the architecture. One of his recently completed works, Yu-un is a house that changes color with conditions of light.
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Kenzo Tange (丹下健三) also a winner of the Pritzker Prize for architecture. One of the most significant architects of the 20th century. Architecture should not be merely functional while ignoring the inhabitants. He showed the further development of the idea of structuralism, and how space relates to humanity and its spiritual aspects.
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Other well known Japanese Architects:
Toyo Ito (伊東豐雄)“Architecture has to follow the diversity of society, and has to reflect that a simple square or cube can't contain that diversity.”
Works: Mikimoto Ginza 2, Tod's Flagship, Taichung Opera House, Serpentine Gallery (2002, London)
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Akihisa Hirata (平田晃久) "Sarugaku" is the name of a shopping and commercial space designed in tokyo by akihisa hirata. The complex is located in the daikanyama area of tokyo and features a number of commercial tenants. the site is long and narrow, the architects was forced to create multiple small shops instead of a single building. the concept was to create something like a landscape. Each small complex representing a hill and the common walkway in the center then becomes the valley. The flow of each alley between the complex will all lead to the valley to create a "forest of illusion".
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Hiroshi Hara (原広司) Seamlessly combining the significant elements of architectural and urban design, while relying both on the tenets of phenomenology and the use of the latest technologies. 'Architecture of modality' in which reality and fiction are virtually interchangeable. Hara in his architecture has found a fitting response to the fluid reality of the world-in-flux engendered by our age of information.
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Hiroshi Nakamura (中村拓志)
Works: Lanvin Boutique
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Ayako Murata (丸田絢子) Diesel Denim Gallery
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Aoki Jun (青木淳) Louis Vuitton Ginza Namiki, Louis Vuitton Nagoya, Louis Vuitton Ginza Matsuya, Louis Vuitton Omotesando, The White Chapel

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by atelierdeiris | 2009-06-08 14:24 | デサーン分享