FASHION, DISCRETIZED HUMAN AND ITS MODALITY #2

20 Oct, 2016

FAR RANGE DESIGN AND CLOSE RANGE DESIGN

 

Architect Arata Isozaki 1)Arata Isozaki is one of the most important architects when looking back at the 21 and 20 centuries. Not only he produced works as architecture, but he also wrote numerous influential books that have been compiled in consideration of historical aspects of architecture. As a curator, a competition jury, and also incubator, he has also uncovered many talents. He received the Pritzker Prize in 2019. His book “Japan-ness in Architecture (MIT Press)”(2011) is an epic work to consider Japanese design. often talks about the meaning of the word “Architecture”. Although architecture is treated as synonymous with “Building” and “Designing” in Japanese. However, he mentions, the word “Architecture” should be interpreted to mean broader scopes, which implies building a structure in a city or building a city itself and influencing and changing the dynamics of the people who live in the city. Unfortunately, the Japanese translation of “Architecture”, “建築 = Kenchiku” seems to limit the original richness.

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1. Arata Isozaki is one of the most important architects when looking back at the 21 and 20 centuries. Not only he produced works as architecture, but he also wrote numerous influential books that have been compiled in consideration of historical aspects of architecture. As a curator, a competition jury, and also incubator, he has also uncovered many talents. He received the Pritzker Prize in 2019. His book “Japan-ness in Architecture (MIT Press)”(2011) is an epic work to consider Japanese design.