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Project Japan

Author : Rem Koolhaas,Hans Ulrich Obrist,Kayoko Ota,James Westcott
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 728 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UCSD:31822039576624

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Project Japan by Rem Koolhaas,Hans Ulrich Obrist,Kayoko Ota,James Westcott Pdf

Metabolism was a movement launched in Japan that took inspiration for buildings and cities from biological systems. With interviews and commentary and hundreds of images, Project Japan unearths a history that casts new light on the key issues that both enervate and motivate architecture today.

The Metabolist Imagination

Author : William O. Gardner
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2020-04-14
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781452963129

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The Metabolist Imagination by William O. Gardner Pdf

Japan’s postwar urban imagination through the Metabolism architecture movement and visionary science fiction authors The devastation of the Second World War gave rise to imaginations both utopian and apocalyptic. In Japan, a fascinating confluence of architects and science fiction writers took advantage of this space to begin remaking urban design. In The Metabolist Imagination, William O. Gardner explores the unique Metabolism movement, which allied with science fiction authors to foresee the global cities that would emerge in the postwar era. This first comparative study of postwar Japanese architecture and science fiction builds on the resurgence of interest in Metabolist architecture while establishing new directions for exploration. Gardner focuses on how these innovators created unique versions of shared concepts—including futurity, megastructures, capsules, and cybercities—making lasting contributions that resonate with contemporary conversations around cyberpunk, climate change, anime, and more. The Metabolist Imagination features original documentation of collaborations between giants of postwar Japanese art and architecture, such as the landmark 1970 Osaka Expo. It also provides the most sustained English-language discussion to date of the work of Komatsu Sakyō, considered one of the “big three” authors of postwar Japanese science fiction. These studies are underscored by Gardner’s insightful approach—treating architecture as a form of speculative fiction while positioning science fiction as an intervention into urban design—making it a necessary read for today’s visionaries.

Metabolism, the City of the Future

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 346 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Architects
ISBN : UCBK:C110556641

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Metabolism, the City of the Future by Anonim Pdf

First presented as a manifesto in the 1960s in Japan, "Metabolism" is a theory of architecture contending that "buildings and cities should be designed and developed in the same continuous way that the material substance of a natural organism is produced." From the time of Japan's postwar redevelopment to its period of rapid economic growth, the theory gave birth to grand visions of future cities, encouraged the realization of much experimental architecture, and also provided the foundation on which many of Japan's contemporary world-renowned architects and designers could build their careers. It is the most widely known modern architecture theory to have emerged from Japan. This exhibition is the first ever to pose the question of what significance Metabolism holds today. It draws on various documents and models to explore the thoughts and work of Tange Kenzo, which set the scene for the emergence of Metabolism, and the activities of the Metabolist architects and others during the 1960s up until Osaka's Expo '70, which in many ways was a showcase for the theory. It also represents an important opportunity to think about the necessity of archiving and preserving distinguished historical documents and records related to the movement.

Metabolism in Architecture

Author : Kishō Kurokawa
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 1977
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UCSC:32106006269986

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Metabolism in Architecture by Kishō Kurokawa Pdf

Even in a country where outstanding achievements have become almost a commonplace, the Japanese architect, Kisho Kurokawa, appears as both a remarkable and a remarkably successful man. With buildings in the United States and Eastern and Western Europe as well as in Japan, he has established an international reputation as a leading figure amongst the younger generation of architects. At the age of forty he already had thirty-five major buildings and seventeen books to his credit; four new towns are being built to his designs; he heads a company of over a hundred employees, he runs a think-tank and an urban design bureau and for variety he has his own television programme with a regular audience of some 30 million. Behind these statistics lies a prodigious vitality expressed in original and stimulating buildings. -- from book jacket.

Delirious New York

Author : Rem Koolhaas
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Page : 538 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2014-07-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781580934107

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Delirious New York by Rem Koolhaas Pdf

Since its original publication in 1978, Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, selling out its first printing on publication. Rem Koolhaas's celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city as a metaphor for the incredible variety of human behavior. At the end of the nineteenth century, population, information, and technology explosions made Manhattan a laboratory for the invention and testing of a metropolitan lifestyle -- "the culture of congestion" -- and its architecture. "Manhattan," he writes, "is the 20th century's Rosetta Stone . . . occupied by architectural mutations (Central Park, the Skyscraper), utopian fragments (Rockefeller Center, the U.N. Building), and irrational phenomena (Radio City Music Hall)." Koolhaas interprets and reinterprets the dynamic relationship between architecture and culture in a number of telling episodes of New York's history, including the imposition of the Manhattan grid, the creation of Coney Island, and the development of the skyscraper. Delirious New York is also packed with intriguing and fun facts and illustrated with witty watercolors and quirky archival drawings, photographs, postcards, and maps. The spirit of this visionary investigation of Manhattan equals the energy of the city itself.

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Author : Hans Ulrich Obrist
Publisher : Charta
Page : 976 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Art
ISBN : 888158431X

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Hans Ulrich Obrist by Hans Ulrich Obrist Pdf

Transcripts of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist with architects, artists, curators, film-makers, musicians, philosophers, social theorists and urbanists.


Author : Rem Koolhaas
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Page : 406 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 3764365692

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Collours by Rem Koolhaas Pdf

"The nature of colour should change -no longer just a thin layer of change, but something that genuinely alters perception" -this stipulation of Rem Koolhaas is echoes by the world famous architects and designers Alessandro Mendini and Norman Foster. In this volume, they present between them a total of 90 colours -each covering half a page -accompanied by comments on the background, the significance and the applications of the colours. Studies of colours from each office form the basis of this book, and were previously only available in extravagant individual editions. With this comprehensive and consistent presentation of the varying approaches to colour, we have a compendium which shows the wide use of colour in today's technologically advanced architecture with its modern, post-modern and deconstructive orientation. The range of examples of the colours in practice includes load-bearing structures, facades, interior design, furnishing and the entire specturm of product design.

Masterplanning the Adaptive City

Author : Tom Verebes
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 311 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2013-10-08
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781135055141

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Masterplanning the Adaptive City by Tom Verebes Pdf

Computational design has become widely accepted into mainstream architecture, but this is the first book to advocate applying it to create adaptable masterplans for rapid urban growth, urban heterogeneity, through computational urbanism. Practitioners and researchers here discuss ideas from the fields of architecture, urbanism, the natural sciences, computer science, economics, and mathematics to find solutions for managing urban change in Asia and developing countries throughout the world. Divided into four parts (historical and theoretical background, our current situation, methodologies, and prototypical practices), the book includes a series of essays, interviews, built case studies, and original research to accompany chapters written by editor Tom Verebes to give you the most comprehensive overview of this approach. Essays by Marina Lathouri, Jorge Fiori, Jonathan Solomon, Patrik Schumacher, Peter Trummer, and David Jason Gerber. Interviews with Dana Cuff, Xu Wei Guo, Matthew Prior, Tom Barker, Su Yunsheng, and Brett Steele. Built case studies by Zaha Hadid Architects, James Corner Field Operations, XWG Studio, MAD, OCEAN Consultancy Network, Plasma Studio, Groundlab, Peter Trummer, Serie Architects, dotA, and Rocker-Lange Architects.

When Marina Abramovic Dies

Author : James Westcott
Publisher : MIT Press
Page : 347 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2014-08-29
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780262526814

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When Marina Abramovic Dies by James Westcott Pdf

The extraordinary life and death-defying work of one of the most important and pioneering performance artists in contemporary art. When Marina Abramović Dies examines the extraordinary life and death-defying work of one of the most pioneering artists of her generation—and one who is still at the forefront of contemporary art today. This intimate, critical biography chronicles Abramović's formative and until now undocumented years in Yugoslavia, and tells the story of her partnership with the German artist Ulay—one of the twentieth century's great examples of the fusion of artistic and private life. In one of many long-durational performances in the renewed solo career that followed, Abramović famously lived in a New York gallery for twelve days without eating or speaking, nourished only by prolonged eye contact with audience members. It was here, in 2002, that author James Westcott first encountered her, beginning an exceptionally close relation between biographer and subject. When Marina Abramović Dies draws on Westcott's personal observations of Abramović, his unprecedented access to her archive, and hundreds of hours of interviews he conducted with the artist and the people closest to her. The result is a unique and vivid portrait of the charismatic self-proclaimed “grandmother of performance art.”

American Victorian Architecture

Author : Arnold Lewis
Publisher : New York : Dover Publications
Page : 172 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 1975
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015006357613

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American Victorian Architecture by Arnold Lewis Pdf

Brilliant photos of 1870s, 1880s, showing finest domestic, public architecture; many buildings now gone. 120 plates.


Author : Rem Koolhaas
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 3037780851

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Lagos by Rem Koolhaas Pdf

Lagos: How it Works is the result of more than eight years of research in Lagos, Nigeria. As a symbol of West African urbanism, Lagos contradicts almost every defining feature of the "moderna city. And yet ita (TM)s a city that works. In over five hundred pages, this mega-book documents the changing mega-city with essays, illustrations, maps, diagrams, rumors, interviews, images, and anecdotes. It follows the development of Lagos from a small-scale, traditional settlement on the shores of the Gulf of Guinea in 1800 into one of the largest megacities in the world today. With an emphasis on modernity, infrastructure, and the role of oil and town planners in the 1970s, it observes the effects that globalization has had on the citya (TM)s identity, from its position on the cutting edge of African modernity through its dramatic decline during the oil crisis until today.


Author : Rem Koolhaas,AMO.
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2020
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 3836584395

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Countryside by Rem Koolhaas,AMO. Pdf

From animals to robotization, climate change to migration, Rem Koolhaas presents a new collaborative project exploring how countryside everywhere is transforming beyond recognition. The pocketbook gathers in-depth essays spanning from Fukushima to the Netherlands, Siberia to Uganda - an urgent dispatch from this long-neglected realm, revealing its radical potential for changing everything about how we live

Elements of Architecture

Author : Rem Koolhaas
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 2528 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2017-10-14
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 3836556146

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Elements of Architecture by Rem Koolhaas Pdf

"Une mine d'or à parcourir encore et toujours, un de ces livres qui fournira aux bâtisseurs actuels et futurs de notre monde tout le savoir dont ils ont besoin pour aborder les questions actuelles et celles auxquelles ils seront confrontés". ArchDaily Architecture is a compelling mixture of stability and flux. In its solid forms, time and space collide, amalgamating distant influences, elements that have been around for over 5, 000 years and others that were (re-)invented yesterday. Elements of Architecture focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural collage. Window, facade, balcony, corridor, fireplace, stair, escalator, elevator : The book seeks to excavate the micro-narratives of building detail. The result is no single history, but rather the web of origins, contaminations, similarities, and differences in architectural evolution, including the influence of technological advances, climactic adaptation, political calculation, economic contexts, regulatory requirements, and new digital regimes. Derived from Koolhaas' exhaustive and much-lauded exhibition at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, this is an essential toolkit to understanding the pieces, parts, and fundamentals that comprise structure around the globe. Designed by Irma Boom, the book contains essays from Rem Koolhaas, Stephan Trueby, Manfredo di Robilant, and Jeffrey Inaba; interviews with Werner Sobek and Tony Fadell (of Nest); and an exclusive photo essay by Wolfgang Tillmans.

S, M, L, XL

Author : Rem Koolhaas,Bruce Mau
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Page : 1383 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 1997-10-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781885254863

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S, M, L, XL by Rem Koolhaas,Bruce Mau Pdf

S,M,L,XL presents a selection of the remarkable visionary design work produced by the Dutch firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.) and its acclaimed founder, Rem Koolhaas, in its first twenty years, along with a variety of insightful, often poetic writings. The inventive collaboration between Koolhaas and designer Bruce Mau is a graphic overture that weaves together architectural projects, photos and sketches, diary excerpts, personal travelogues, fairy tales, and fables, as well as critical essays on contemporary architecture and society. The book's title is also its framework: projects and essays are arranged according to scale. While Small and Medium address issues ranging from the domestic to the public, Large focuses on what Koolhaas calls "the architecture of Bigness." Extra-Large features projects at the urban scale, along with the important essay "What Ever Happened to Urbanism?" and other studies of the contemporary city. Running throughout the book is a "dictionary" of an adventurous new Koolhaasian language -- definitions, commentaries, and quotes from hundreds of literary, cultural, artistic, and architectural sources.

Cities on the Move

Author : Hanru Hou,Hans Ulrich Obrist,Wiener Secession
Publisher : Hatje Cantz
Page : 476 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015041991640

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Cities on the Move by Hanru Hou,Hans Ulrich Obrist,Wiener Secession Pdf

In today's world, the Asian megapolis is a reality that is reconfiguring both East and West, old world and new, and is as much a cultural phenomena as a demographic or architectural one. It is currently predicted that in the year 2000 there will be 15 cities in Asia with more than 15 million people each, and that more than 50 million will be living in the Tokyo-Osaka corridor. Cities on the Move is the first publication to confront this rapidly changing social, urban, and suburban landscape primarily from the point of view of those Asian artists, architects, and intellectuals who are currently already part of this emerging world. The result is a massive, kaleidoscopic volume which presents a multitude and variety of projects, plans, ideas, artworks, and observations which are not easily summarized. Like a documenta of the East, this book attempts nothing less than an expansive, inclusive forum and interchange -- an avant-garde symposium -- for those figures whose work by its very nature requires the contemplation of urban Asia.