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JA 117, Spring 2020 Kunio Maekawa

JA 117, Spring 2020

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English + Japanese / 184 Pages / 226 x 297 mm / 680 g

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Issue 117 of JA features Kunio Maekawa (1905-1986). Kunio Maekawa closely intertwined both modernism and Japanese-ness in his architecture, and worked to establish the identity of Japanese architecture in the context of modernism. Based on the ideas of the Belgian architect and guest editor Hera Van Sande, this issue approaches Kunio Maekawa’s work from the following four aspects. First, the influence of Le Corbusier’s ideas on Maekawa in terms of modernism. Secondly, the sublimating of the spatial characteristics inherent in traditional Japanese architecture into Maekawa’s own architecture. Thirdly, Maekawa’s advocating of the transcendence of modernism and localism. Finally, the liberating design approach that Maekawa arrived at, which creates a natural and peaceful space. These are introduced through four essays by Van Sande, who has written extensively on the subject, a conversation with Hiroshi Matsukuma, and 22 of Maekawa’s architecture projects.

Introduction With regard to Kunio Maekawa Hera Van Sande Dialogue Meaning of Maekawa's work Hiroshi Matsukuma, Hera Van Sande Essay Importance of Le Corbusier Hera Van Sande Kimura Industrial Laboratory Morinaga Candy Store Ginza Shop (Remodeling) Moriya House Maekawa Residence PREMOS: Prefabricated Housing Kinokuniya Bookstore Essay Kunio Maekawa in pursuit of a proper Japanese identity – space as main generator Hera Van Sande, Yves Schoonjans Kanagawa Prefectural Library and Music Hall MID Building The International House of Japan Fukushima Education Center Harumi Apartments Essay Reaching a synthesis in the Japanese pavilion Expo '58 Brussels Hera Van Sande Japanese Pavilion Expo '58 Burssels Kyoto Hall Tokyo Metoropolitan Festival Hall Kanagawa Prefectural Youth Center Kinokuniya Building Janome Sewing Machine Building Essay Towards a liberated design approach Hera Van Sande Saitama Prefectural Museum Tokio Marine Building Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art National Museum of Western Art New Wing Hirosaki Municipal Crematorium The Death of Public Architecture: – A Requiem for Kunio Maekawa Toyo Ito (Reprint from Jutaku Kenchiku, September 1986) Data