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JA 69, Spring 2008

JA 69, Spring 2008

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English + Japanese / 136 Pages / 226 x 297 mm / 640 g

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The roof is an utterly indispensable part of architecture. Needless to say, it bears the functional significance of protection from the elements such as rain, snow or the direct sun, particularly so in the monsoon climates of Southeast and East Asia. Yet, speculation on the importance of the roof does not end there. The roof is also an important architectural component for its large role in the grammar of spatial formation, signifying a variety of meanings, and gathered together from a cityscape.
This issue presents 14 contemporary works of architecture which explores the potential of roofs.

Roof Dynamics

The Behavior of Roofs
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto

The Origin of Roofs
Akihisa Hirata

Roofs and Japanese Architecture
Ise Jingu / Horyuji / Jodoji Jododo / Cyojuji Hondo / Eihoji Kaizando / Himejijo / Katsurarikyu / Todaiji Kondo / Agatsumake Jutaku / Summer House at Karuizawa / Maekawa’s Own House / Saito House / Japan World Exposition ’70 Festival Plaza / Tanikawa House / House in Nago / Eishin Gakuen Higashino High School

Jun Aoki & Associates

Toshiaki Ishida Architect & Associates

House in Fuchu
Yasushi Horibe Architect & Associates

House with Gardens
Tetsuo Kondo Architects

House in a Forest
Go Hasegawa & Associates

Ken Takahashi Architects

House S
Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office + Satoko Kojima

House T
Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office

Nora House
T.I.T. Tsukamoto Lab. + Atelier Bow-Wow

Weekendhouse in Nasu
Masamitsu Nozawa Building Workshop

Kakuda Dental Clinic
Sambuichi Architects

Lamune Onsen
Terunobu Fujimori + Yoshiaki Irie (IGA ProjeKt)

Marine Station Naoshima
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA

Meisou no Mori Municipal Funeral Hall
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects