Posts tagged "Architecture"
Japan in Architecture : 1/3 scale giant model of Kenzo Tange's home

Japan in Architecture : 1/3 scale giant model of Kenzo Tange’s home

Kenzo Tange’s own residence in 1/3 scale giant model. from “Japan in Architecture : Genealogies of Its Transformation” (April 25-September 17, 2018 @ Mori Art Museum). Although huge, it is a model, so the whole house can be seen in a glance rather than seen in the separate photographs, Thus the concept of the building...
Japan in Architecture : Genealogies of Its Transformation

Japan in Architecture : Genealogies of Its Transformation

Interior space of the National Treasure tea room Tai-an by​​ Sen no Rikyū from “Japan in Architecture : Genealogies of Its Transformation” (April 25-September 17, 2018 @ Mori Art Museum) The architect and architect historian Fujimori Terunobu says the basic strength of Japanese architects in wooden construction.  Contrarily to the Western architecture which developed stone...
Kengo Kuma Exhibition

Kengo Kuma Exhibition

Kengo Kuma Exhibition -Whispering substance dialogue with things- “Kuma no mono”   “The end of architectural desire”, “Losing architecture”, “Natural architecture”, “Anti-object”. By simply tracing the his book title, you can see that the thing that Kengo Kuma aims for consistently. In Kuma’s word it means “I wanted to criticize self-centered and intimidating architecture”. Kuma...
Delusioning Barcelona Chair

Delusioning Barcelona Chair

There is a chair that changes the air of the room completely by just placing it. The Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rohe is such a chair. Innovative structure and form, elegant and cool. This chair,the top of a modern furniture, has a coolness and loneliness that refuses someone to sit.   (* Barcelona...
Eichler Homes and Steve Jobs

Eichler Homes and Steve Jobs

Eichler Homes and Steve Jobs Steve Jobs praised Eichler Homes (*), in a biography “Steve Jobs” (Walter Isaacson 2011). He is considered to be the house he grew up in Eichler Homes. Eichler Homes is a house built and sold in California from around 1950 by Joseph Eichler. Joseph Eichler has made modern houses designed...
Blade runner 2049 - Land, Architecture, Design, City, Memories 2

Blade runner 2049 – Land, Architecture, Design, City, Memories 2

(* Blade Runner 2049, source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/movies/blade-runner-2049-trailer.html) Isozaki Arata refers to Mies van der Rohe’s “Lake Shore Drive Apartment” as following (“Sumi-ka Twelfth”, Mai Library Publishing Bureau, 1999). In the hell of a three-dimensional lattice, “You will be creating your own shell in a box that accommodates your life, so the design possibility in Metropolis is...
Julius Shulman  -architectural photo as media-

Julius Shulman -architectural photo as media-

“Good designs are rarely accepted, so we have to sell them.” Julius Shulman , an architectural photographer One of the most famous photographs of Julius Shulman is of the case study house # 22. Built in Hollywood Hills, it is also called Stahl House (1960) designed by architect Pierre koenig.  Spectacle piece that can never...
Blade runner 2049 - Land,Architecture,Design,City,Memories

Blade runner 2049 – Land,Architecture,Design,City,Memories

sun, green and space is the slogan of the modern city that CIAM (International Congresses of Modern Architecture) proposed as Athens Charter in 1933. The original story is the concept of Le Corbusier’s “Radiant city” / “Ville Radieuse”. There is something that is missing in this slogan. Isozaki Arata points out that it is <Soil>...
Kenzo Tange's architectural design Dentsu headquarters building - Unseen Tsukiji redevelopment plan -

Kenzo Tange’s architectural design Dentsu headquarters building – Unseen Tsukiji redevelopment plan –

Dentsu head office building of Tsukiji designed by Kenzo Tange (Ex-Dentsu Tech Building completed in 1967) will be demolished soon. Currently it is vacant house. The site will be developed by Sumitomo Real Estate together with surrounding area. Kenzo Tange formulated the “Tsukiji redevelopment plan” (1964) for the entire Tsukiji area when asked to design...
Age of Atom and California Modern Living

Age of Atom and California Modern Living

Mid-century is also the nuclear era. America and the former Soviet Union escalated the nuclear test one after another from the 1950s to the 1960s. In this era, the horror of invisible nuclear famine was in Californian sunshine. The fear of nuclear weapons in the Cold War will reach its peak with the Cuban crisis...
Eames House and "Powers of Ten"

Eames House and “Powers of Ten”

Eames Case-study house #8 Eames House was built as a case-study house # 8 in Charles & Ray Eames in 1949. It is a collaboration between Charles and friends Eero Saarinen. A case study house is a plan of John Entenza, chief editor of the magazine “Arts & Architecture”. Tied house manufacturers clients to architects,...
Mies van der Rohe petrol station

Mies van der Rohe petrol station

Mies van der Rohe has designed gas stations in Montreal, Canada in his last years. It is Esso gas station in Nan Island. This gas station can be watched on DVD “Mies van der Rohe” (directed by Joseph Hiller). The black roof which stretched to low crawl on the ground is beautiful. If such a...