Tokyo 2020; Book recommendation: A Japanese Constellation (MoMA Exhibition Catalogue)

© The Museum of Modern Art, New York
© The Museum of Modern Art, New York

 

From the publisher:

A Japanese Constellation (Exhibition Catalogue)
Edited by Pedro Gadanho and Phoebe Springstubb. Essays by Terunobu Fujimori, Taro Igarashi, and Julian Worrall.

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at MoMA, A Japanese Constellation focuses on the work of a small group of architects and designers influenced by and gravitating around the architect Toyo Ito and the architectural firm SANAA. Beginning with an overview of Ito’s career and his influence as a mentor to a new generation of Japanese architects, the catalogue presents a richly illustrated portfolio of recent works by three generations of internationally acclaimed designers, including Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata, and Junya Ishigami.

A Japanese Constellation reveals a network of influence and cross-pollination that is particularly relevant at the start of the twenty-first century. Essays by curators, historians, and critics reflect on the transmission of an architectural sensibility and suggest an alternative model to what has been described as an individuality-based “star-system” in architecture. The publication reveals how themes travel across generations of architects, creating a strong identity for a regional practice with global impact.

SIZE 12.5h x 9w x 1d”
FEATURED Recent Exhibition Catalogues
PUBLISHED 2015
ISBN 9781633450097
PAGES 256

Tokyo 2020; New renders Olympic Stadium unveiled

Japan Sport Council has released new images of the New National Stadium:

 

Design Works and Construction Works of Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. and Kengo Kuma and Associates JV/Courtesy of JSC
Design Works and Construction Works of Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. and Kengo Kuma and Associates JV/Courtesy of JSC

 

 

New National Stadium project data

  • Client: Japan Sport Council
  • Design and construction: Kengo Kuma & Associates, Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co
  • Location: Site of the 1964 Olympic Stadium (demolished in 2015)
  • Capacity: 68,089 (athletics mode)
  • Height: Under 50 meters
  • Estimated cost: ¥153 billion (1.46 billion U.S. dollars)
  • Start construction: January 2017
  • Completion: January 2020

 

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Gallery

All images: Design Works and Construction Works of Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. and Kengo Kuma and Associates JV/Courtesy of JSC

 

Tokyo 2020; IOC approves five new sports

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today agreed to add baseball/softball, karate, skateboard, sports climbing and surfing to the sports programme for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

The decision by the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro was the most comprehensive evolution of the Olympic programme in modern history. Plans call for staging the skateboarding and sports climbing events in temporary venues installed in urban settings, marking a historic step in bringing the Games to young people and reflecting the trend of urbanisation of sport.

Source/read more: IOC

Tokyo 2020; New design Olympic Stadium unveiled

Design Works and Construction Works of Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. and Kengo Kuma and Associates JV/Courtesy of JSC
Design Works and Construction Works of Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. and Kengo Kuma and Associates JV/Courtesy of JSC

 

New National Stadium

  • Client: Japan Sport Council
  • Design and construction: Kengo Kuma & Associates, Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co
  • Location: Site of the 1964 Olympic Stadium (demolished in 2015)
  • Capacity: 68,089 (athletics mode)
  • Height: Under 50 meters
  • Estimated cost: ¥153 billion (1.46 billion U.S. dollars)
  • Start construction: January 2017
  • Completion: January 2020

 

Location

 

Gallery

All images: Design Works and Construction Works of Taisei Corporation, Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd. and Kengo Kuma and Associates JV/Courtesy of JSC