Tokyo 2020; Introduction to Tokyo (10)

In 2020, Tokyo will host the XXXII Olympic Summer Games. The city also hosted the 1964 Olympics. Over the next years we’ll explore this fascinating and hectic metropolis in a serie of blog posts. Topics include: urban sprawl, architecture and infrastucture.

 

Magazine: MAS Context 24 / Tokyo

From the publisher:

Welcome to our Tokyo issue. This issue explores the value of embracing subjectivity and personal recordings of cities while exploring the biggest metropolitan area in the world. Guest edited by illustrator and editorial designer Luis Mendo, it builds upon his love for the city, the drawing event PauseDraw, and his continued exploration of the city through drawing. Through drawings by thirteen artists and words by another eight contributors, the issue ultimately reveals Tokyo’s built environment, its culture, its people, and some of the aspects that make it one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

Contributions by Lee Basford, Andrew Browne, Anselm Dästner, Christian Dimmer, Masaki Endoh, fala, Ghosttthead, Hama-House, Adrian Hogan, Andrew Joyce, Shu Kuge, Grace Lee, Chip Lord, Luis Mendo, Joey Meuross, Craig Mod, neji_maki_dori, David Robert, Terry Satomi, Mariya Suzuki, and Tama-chan.

This issue is guest edited by illustrator and editorial designer Luis Mendo.

 

Download the PDF or purchase a copy here.

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In 2020, Tokyo will host the XXXII Olympic Summer Games. The city also hosted the 1964 Olympics. Over the next years we’ll explore this fascinating and hectic metropolis in a serie of blog posts. Topics include: urban sprawl, architecture and infrastucture.

 

Magazine: JA109 – SPRING, 2018 – Kengo Kuma: a LAB for materials

The latest edition of JA Magazine is dedicated to Kengo Kuma (architect Olympic Stadium Tokyo 2020).

 

JA109 SPRING, 2018
Kengo Kuma: a LAB for materials

MARCH 2018
218Pages / 297mm x 226mm / English / Japanese

Contents
Essay
Return to Materials
Kengo Kuma

BACKSTORY
Some notes on Kengo Kuma’s project to re-enchant Contemporary Architecture through Material Research
Jeffrey Kipnis

Particlized: The New Arts and Sciences of Particles
Mario Carpo

Connecting Beings And Things
Reflections On Kengo Kuma’s Architecture
Richard Scoffier

Projects
[bamboo]
Great (Bamboo) Wall
Pacific Flora 2004 Main Gate
Hamada Shoyu
Garden Terrace Miyazaki
Shizuku by Chef Naoko
Ginzan Onsen Fujiya
Bamboo / Fiber
Nangchang-Nangchang
Sensing Spaces

[wood]
Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum of Art
Cidori
GC Prostho Museum Research Center
Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifutenmangu Omotesando
Sunny Hills Japan
Yure
Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum
Kyushu Geibunkan Museum (Annex 2)
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center
KOMOREBI / Château La Coste
Nagaoka City Hall Aore
Daiwa Ubiquitous Computing Research Building
Camper Monte Napoleone
Whitestone Gallery Taipei
EPFL ArtLab
Mont-Blanc Base Camp
Japan House São Paulo
Neowa Dome
KODAMA (Arte Sella Pavilion)
Coeda House
Comico Art Museum Yufuin
The Darling Exchange

[paper]
Takayanagi Community Center
Paper Snake
Paper Brick
Paper Cocoon
Seigaiha
Archives Antoni Clavé

[earth]
Adobe Repository for Buddha Statue
Mesh / Earth
Mushizuka (Mound for Insects)
Novartis Shanghai Campus Multifunction Building
Museum of Indigenous Knowledge
Portland Japanese Garden Cultural Village

[stone]
Stone Museum
Lotus House
Chokkura Plaza
Stone Card Castle
Jeju Ball
V&A Dundee

[fire tile / glass / resin]
Waketokuyama
Kure City Ondo Civic Center
Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud
Xinjin Zhi Museum
China Academy of Art’s Folk Art Museum
Shipyard 1862
Tiffany Ginza
FRAC Marseille
Yakisugi Collection
Oribe Tea House
Water Branch House
Tetchan
Bubble Wrap
Beijing Tea House
Sogokagu Design Lab

[metal]
KXK
Polygonium
Green Cast
Darius Milhaud Conservatory of Music
Wuxi Vanke
Le Nuage d’Aluminium
Hongkou SOHO
Beijing Qianmen
Yangcheng Lake Tourist Transportation Center

[membrane / fiber]
Fukuzaki Hanging Garden
Tee Haus
Floating Tea House
Casa Umbrella
Air Brick
Memu Meadows
Shang Xia Shanghai
Komatsu Seiren Fabric Laboratory fa-bo
New Shinagawa Station

 

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Tokyo 2020; Introduction to Tokyo (5)

In 2020, Tokyo will host the XXXII Olympic Summer Games. The city also hosted the 1964 Olympics. Over the next three years we’ll explore this fascinating and hectic metropolis in a serie of blog posts. Topics include: urban sprawl, architecture and infrastucture.

Japanese Architects: Arata Isozaki

Arata Isozaki — TIME SPACE EXISTENCE from PLANE—SITE on Vimeo.

PLANE—SITE met with Japanese architect Arata Isozaki in his studio to have a conversation and explore the topics of time, space, and existence in architecture. Isozaki discusses his philosophy on architecture as it relates to space, as well as his intention to never fall into one specific style of design, but create different and unique styles for each distinct environment.

Curated and produced by PLANE—SITE, this video series features interviews with prominent architects reflecting on the topics of TIME SPACE EXISTENCE. These three concepts sketch out the contours of the world around us — a fact especially true within architecture. Taking these words as its starting point, the GAA Foundation is set to curate its fourth collateral exhibition in the context of La Biennale di Venezia Architettura, entitled Time-Space-Existence and opening in May 2018. Featuring over 100 established and emerging architects, and unapologetically international in breadth, the exhibition provides a fascinating complement to a biennial traditionally drawn along national lines.

This interview series has been made possible with the support of the European Cultural Centre.
Videographer: Michael Waldrep.

For more on this series: plane-site.com/projects/time-space-existence/
PLANE—SITE: plane-site.com/
Arata Isozaki & Associates: isozaki.co.jp/

Tokyo 2020; Introduction to Tokyo (4)

In 2020, Tokyo will host the XXXII Olympic Summer Games. The city also hosted the 1964 Olympics. Over the next three years we’ll explore this fascinating and hectic metropolis in a serie of blog posts. Topics include: urban sprawl, architecture and infrastucture.

Time-lapse: Tokyo’s Urban Growth

The expansion of built up urban land in Tokyo, 1807 – 2000. Prepared for the NYU Stern Urbanization Project using data compiled by Shlomo Angel, Jason Parent, Daniel Civco, and Alejandro Blei for The Atlas of Urban Expansion, published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Visualizations prepared by IMAGINARIA3D in Quito, Ecuador (imaginaria3d.com).
 
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Tokyo 2020; Introduction to Tokyo (2)

In 2020, Tokyo will host the XXXII Olympic Summer Games. The city also hosted the 1964 Olympics. Over the next three years we’ll explore this fascinating and hectic metropolis in a serie of blog posts. Topics include: urban sprawl, architecture and infrastucture.

Tokyo Thesis: The Metropolitan Village by Joris Berkhout