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Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Technology

Learn the history, ideas and concepts behind contemporary Japanese architecture through one facet of Japanese architecture, technology.
This course is archived
Estimated 7 weeks
1–2 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
Free
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About this course

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This is the second course of “Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture” series, with the focus on the second facet: technology.

The technology portion will focus on works by architects who explored the use of technology—from techniques used for traditional crafts to computational processes—as a vehicle for their investigations into the conceptualization and production of architecture. Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Manabu Chiba, Kengo Kuma, Kazuhiko Namba, and Yusuke Obuchi will visit their buildings to discuss the ideas behind their respective works.

Production Team

Music by Jun Miyake

Organized by (T_ADS) Kengo Kuma, Yusuke Obuchi, Toshihiko Kiuchi

Filmed by Hiromoto Oka

Translation Support by Thomas Daniell

At a glance

  • Institution: UTokyoX
  • Subject: Architecture
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:
    Interest in the design and history of architecture, as well as urbanism.
  • Language: 日本語
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • Development of contemporary Japanese architecture since the 1964 Tokyo Olympics
  • Features of works of influential Japanese architects
  • Unique technologies used for contemporary Japanese architecture
  • Present concerns and potential future directions for contemporary Japanese architecture

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