The Structural Core as Totem: Reflections on Form and Symbol in the Architecture of Metabolism
- Von Kikutake bis Sejima. Hildner, Claudia // Baumeister;feb2013, Vol. 110 Issue 2, p10
An interview with Japanese architect Toyo Ito is presented. The main focus of the interview was the influence of the metabolism movement on his architectural view of the modern city and on urban planning. Other topics mentioned in this article include the his relationship to the Japanese...
- ARATA ISOZAKI AND THE TSUKUBA PROJECT; OR, THE VANITY OF ARCHITECTURE AS SELF-CRITIOUE. Tesio, Guido // San Rocco;Spring2016, Issue 12, p80
The article offers information on a project for designing central facilities at Tsukuba Science City in Japan by architect Arata Isozaki in 1978 by the Japanese government and states that Isozaki made the Tsukuba Civic Centre against the principles of 20th century modern architecture.
- Parallel visions. CLARKE, NEILTON // Art Monthly Australasia;Apr2013, Issue 258, p52
The article previews the art exhibition "Parallel Nippon: Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1996-2006," which will feature works by various architects including Kengo Kuma, Tadao Ando and Toyo Ito, held at the Japan Foundation Gallery in Sydney, New South Wales, in 2013.
- JAPAN: OTHERNESS AND THE RIPPLE OF MODERNISM. Fujioka, Hiroyasu // Docomomo Journal;Mar2007, Issue 36, p61
"Other Modernisms" implies that there are two kinds of modernisms; original and perfect modernism, and imperfect or hybrid modernism, influenced by the former. Such a distinction seems based on a view that the history of modernism could be understood by the "ripple model"â€”a theoretical...
- Harry Seidler. Hartoonian, Gevork // Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Histor;Jan2011, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p30
An essay is presented on Austrian-Australian Modernist architect Harry Seidler, who worked in Sydney, Australia. The author describes the role of landscape, geometry, and sculptural tectonics in Seidler's urban architecture. Other topics include post-World War II architecture in Sydney,...
- Utopic Pedagogies: Alternatives to Degenerate Architecture. Coleman, Nathaniel // Utopian Studies;2012, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p314
An essay is presented that discusses the role of Utopia within architecture education in relation to the history of modern architecture in the 20th century. Topics include Social Mapping and Master Planning in the context of architecture education, the author's class on urban design in relation...
- Site specifics. Jameson, Conrad // New Statesman & Society;2/17/95, Vol. 8 Issue 340, p31
Examines modern architecture in Great Britain in the 1990s. Modernist idea on the revival of communities; Elimination of temple and house designs in favor of the office and factory designs; Issues regarding the creation of a traditionally based community architecture.
- Tripping in L.A. Bethany, Marilyn // House Beautiful;Nov94, Vol. 136 Issue 11, p58
Reports on the tour of commercial postwar Los Angeles, California architecture sponsored by the Modern Committee of the Los Angeles Conservancy. Includes a tour of the 1954 Capitol Records headquarters in Vine; Commercial strip at South Beverly Drive erected between 1947 and 1958; Googie's on...
- EDUCATION FOR EVERYBODY. Koselj, Nataša // Docomomo Journal;Mar2009, Issue 40, p14
An essay is presented which demonstrates the significance of modern teaching and learning principles in the construction of modern school buildings. It discusses the slogan entitled "Education for All" which the idea lies at the very heart of the modern movement in architecture. It also examines...