A+U 589 Drawings From The Kenzo Tange Archive

ISBN: 9784900212428

36.75

This issue features the recently restored original drawings for the National Gymnasiums for the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, which are part of the Kenzo Tange Archive at Harvard University. These technical drawings allow an understanding of the architecture in great detail, and likewise offer a glimpse into the mind of its creator, one of the most admired architects of the 20th century. The magazine is guest edited by Seng Kuan and presents a series of viewpoints and commentaries by experts from Japan and elsewhere, such as an interview with Koichi Sone and a conversation with Fumihiko Maki and Kengo Kuma, as well as essays by structural engineer Mike Schlaich.

176 pages, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, pb, Japanese/English

Weight 1.2 kg
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Year

2019

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176

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Paperback

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This issue features the recently restored original drawings for the National Gymnasiums for the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, which are part of the Kenzo Tange Archive at Harvard University. These technical drawings allow an understanding of the architecture in great detail, and likewise offer a glimpse into the mind of its creator, one of the most admired architects of the 20th century. The magazine is guest edited by Seng Kuan and presents a series of viewpoints and commentaries by experts from Japan and elsewhere, such as an interview with Koichi Sone and a conversation with Fumihiko Maki and Kengo Kuma, as well as essays by structural engineer Mike Schlaich.
CONTENTS
a+u Drawings from the Kenzo Tange Archive– National Gymnasiums for Tokyo Olympics includes:
Introduction
Tange’s Yoyogi, World’s Yoyogi / Seng Kuan
Conversation
The Kenzo Tange I Knew. Fumihiko Maki, Kengo Kuma, Seng Kuan
Drawings of National Gymnasiums for Tokyo Olympics
Site plans
No. 1 Gymnasium
No. 2 Gymnasium
Landscape and Other Facilities
Essays: Yoyogi Gymnasiums, Mamoru Kawaguchi and Modern Douoble-Curved Lightweight Structures / Mike Schlaich
The Olympics Facility Master Plan and Tokyo’s Urban Planning / Naoto Nakajima
Preservation of the Kenzo Tange Archive Architectural Drawings / Debora D. Mayer, Kelli Piotrowski
Classic Tange Buildings Living in the Present
Main Building of Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Formerly Hiroshima Peace Center)
Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Tokyo
Kagawa Prefectural Government Building (Formerly Main Building, now East Building)
Yamanashi Press and Broadcasting Center
Yukari Nursery School
Essays: World Heritage and the Modern Era / Nobuko Inaba
Renewing Tange’s Early Works / Paul Noritaka Tange
The Era That Dreamt of Structure – Not Only Yoyogi / Yuki Ozawa
In Memoriam:
Mamoru Kawaguchi (1932–2019)
Arata Isozaki, Mutsuro Sasaki, Hiroshi Naito, Guy Nordenson, Kazuyo Sejima
In Memoriam:
César Pelli (1926–2019)
His Work on Architecture and Cities in Japan / Fred Clarke, Jun Mitsui
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