Friday, 27 March 2015

T_ADS TEXTS 01 Architectural Theory Now (issued in December, 2014)

We published a book about architectural theory last year (December, 2014). The book was written only in Japanese, but we hope to translate it into English in the near future.

Title: T_ADS TEXTS 01  これからの建築理論  Architectural Theory Now
Topic: In the present global society, what is possible in architecture? How should we share the discussion of architecture?

Chapter Contents (temporary English translations)

Foreword, Kengo Kuma
Preface, Yusuke Obuchi: Is Architectural Theory Necessary Now?

Section 1, Architectural Theory Now
Symposium, Architectural Theory Now
Fumihiko Maki 
Arata Isozaki 
Hiroshi Hara
Kengo Kuma
Hidetoshi Ohno
Manabu Chiba
Yusuke Obuchi

Essay, Manabu Chiba: What Can We Learn in Architecture?
Interview, Fumihiko Maki: Humanism: Concepts of Cities and Architecture
Essay, Hidetoshi Ohno: The Architectural Theory of Fumihiko Maki – Beyond Modernism
Interview, Arata Isozaki: A Narrative which Mixes Architecture and City
Essay, Jun Aoki: After Isozaki: The Things I Took Over and the Things I Left Behind
Interview, Hiroshi Hara: With Careful Consideration, Architecture Can Look Ahead
Essay, Kazuhiro Kojima: Things Learned from Hiroshi Hara. 

Section 2, Projection & Reception
Symposium, Projection & Reception

Brett Steele
Jeffrey Kipnis
Sylvia Lavin
Jesse Reiser
Nanako Umemoto

Interview, Reiser+Umemoto: What Sustains the Culture of Architecture?
Interview, Jeffrey Kipnis: Where Architecture Works
Interview, Sylvia Lavin: How Does a Multi-platform Approach Serve Architects?