• Length:
    7 Weeks
  • Effort:
    1–2 hours per week
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  • Institution
  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    日本語
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

Interest in the design and history of architecture, as well as urbanism.

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

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

Meet your instructors

Kengo Kuma
Professor
The University of Tokyo
Yusuke Obuchi
Associate Professor
The University of Tokyo

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