Archivo de la etiqueta: Metabolism

Spotlight: Kisho Kurokawa

Kisho Kurokawa (April 8th 1934 – October 12th 2007) was one of Japan‘s leading architects of the 20th century, perhaps most well-known as one of the founders of the Metabolist movement of the 1960s. Throughout the course of his career Kurokawa advocated a philosophical approach to understanding architecture that was manifest in his completed projects throughout his life.

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Nakagin Capsule Tower: A Prototype for Today’s Micro Housing

Seizing on the current trend for ‘micro-apartments‘ in cities such as New York, Fast Company has an interesting profile (including some great photos) of the Nakagin Capsule Tower, the 1972 Japanese building, one of the first (and still one of the most extreme) examples of small-plan living. The article explores the successful and unsuccessful elements of the design, as well as the ongoing battle for preservation. You can read the full article here.

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AD Classics: Shizuoka Press and Broadcasting Center / Kenzo Tange

“Architects today tend to depreciate themselves, to regard themselves as no more than just ordinary citizens without the power to reform the future.” -Kenzo Tange

In honor of what would have been Kenzo Tange’s 100th birthday, AD Classics presents one… Sigue leyendo

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Lecture: What Was Metabolism? Reflections on the Life of Kiyonori Kikutake / Toyo Ito

This lecture, brought to you by the Harvard Graduate School of Design, explores the Metabolism movement of the 1960s and its influence on Japanese Architecture through today.  Toyo Ito reflects on the life of Kiyonori Kikutake… and the continued Sigue leyendo

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