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JA 84, Winter 2012

JA 84, Winter 2012


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This issue reflects on the notable projects of 2011. In general, the works reveal an increasingdiversity of functions and a widening variety of scales. Contemporary concerns are illustratedin the numerous renovations and temporary projects produced by architects. On the otherhand, new landscapes generated through art, nature, and a variety of contextual conditionsdemonstrate alternative possibilities to architecture.

Then the Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11.

People involved in the fieldof architecture were forced to reflect on what could be done, and to ask how architecturecould contribute.

For this issue, architectural responses to the earthquake are presented alongside current affairs ina linear timeline. The ideas and efforts by architects to improve the city are also introduced.Moving forward, it is important that architects continue to engage in the recovery process.

As rebuilding takes shape, the questions that confront the profession are immense. Yet itwould not be an understatement to say that noble efforts to answer these questions havethe potential to improve the world.

Architects and the Great East Japan Earthquake

Initiatives by Architects Since 3.11
Taro Igarashi

Timeline of Architects Actions
Since the Great East Japan Earthquake
Senhiko Nakata Laboratory, Miyagi University

Ark of Bamboo
Toki Laboratory, University of Shiga prefecture, Takahashi Kogyo

Container Temporary Housing in Onagawa
Voluntary Architects’ Network / Shigeru Ban Architects

Lucerne Festival, KAJIMOTO, Arata Isozaki, Anish Kapoor, Yasuhisa Toyota, David Staples

Toward reconstruction:

Yuriage Renaissance Project
Association to examine the Renaissance and the Community Development of Yuriage
Yoshimasa Konno, Shoichi Haryu, Youko Yanagisawa

Revival Proposals for Kamaishi
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects

Takadai Project
Jun Aoki, Senhiko Nakata, Toru Nakaki, Tetsuo Nishizawa, Masayuki Oishi, Yuishi Akasaka, Tamayo Iemura

Ishinomaki Old Town Revival Project
Ishinomaki 2.0

ArchiAid: A Reconstruction Support Network of Architects
Shoko Fukuya

Summer Camp on the Oshika Peninsula
Ayukawa-hama Revival Project Study Plan
Kazuhiro Kojima + Maki Onishi / Y-GSA Kojima Studio

Summer Camp on the Oshika Peninsula
Yagawa-hama Revival Project Study Plan
Tsukamoto Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology

YEARBOOK 2011 39 Works

Towards a vigorous future Possibilities for Post 3.11
Ken Tadashi Oshima

Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa
Office of Ryue Nishizawa

Teshima Art Museum
Office of Ryue Nishizawa

Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari
Steel Hut
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects

Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari
Silver Hut
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects

Sun Moon Lake Administration Office of Tourism Bureau
Norihiko Dan and Associates

Villa Vista
Shigeru Ban Architects Europe

House in Sri Lanka
Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

Miwa-Gama II
Sambuichi Architects

Yakushima Messenger
Yasushi Horibe Architect & Associates

Ryukoku Museum
Nikken Sekkei

Fukagawa Fudoudo
Tamaki Architectural Atelier

Renewal of St. Mary’s Cathedral Tokyo
Tange Associates
TAISEI DESIGN Planners Architects & Engineers

Kiyose Keyaki Hall
Shigeru Aoki Architect & Associates

Kanazawa Umimirai Library
Coelacanth K&H Architects

Shirakawa Public Library
Daiichi-Kobo Associates

Makabe Densho-kan
ADH Architects

Amitsu Municipal Elementary School
Atelier and I, Kazunari Sakamoto Architectural Laboratory

Jissen Gakuen Junior & Senior High School
Freedom Learning Manor House
Nobuaki Furuya + NASCA

Ring Around a Tree
Takaharu + Yui Tezuka / Tezuka Architects

Shenzhen Bay Sports Center
AXS Satow + Beijing Institute of Architectural Design

Sony City Osaki
Nikken Sekkei

Iino Building
Takenaka Corporation

Forum Building
Taniguchi and Associates

Shibaura Building
Kazuyo Sejima & Associates

BMW Guggenheim Lab
Atelier Bow-Wow

MOOM Tensegritic Membrance Structure
Kazuhiro Kojima Laboratory, Tokyo University of Science
+ Jun Sato Structural Engineers + Taiyo Kogyo

Kumamoto Station East Exit Square
Office of Ryue Nishizawa

Kumamoto Station West Exit Square
Mitsuhiko Sato Architect and Associates

Osaka Station City
West Japan Railway Company + JR West Japan Consultants Company+ Yasui Architects & Engineers

Miyashita Park
Atelier Bow-Wow + Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tsukamoto Laboratory

Shakujii Apartment
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA

Sakura Apartment
Hitoshi Wakamatsu Architect and Associates

House in Komazawa
Go Hasegawa & Associates

Small House
Unemori Architects

Double Helix House
onishimaki + hyakudayuki architects / o+h

Mist House
Makoto Takei + Chie Nabeshima / TNA

White Hut and Tilia Japonica
Takahashi Maki + Shiokami Daisuke / Takahashi Maki and Associates

House of Velocities
Sambuichi Architects

LCCM (Life Cycle Carbon Minus) Demonstration House
Masao Koizumi / Koizumi Atelier + LCCM House Design Working Group

Data and Profile

Winning Entries of the Central Glass International
Architectural Design Competition 2011

Announcement: the Central Glass International
Architectural Design Competition 2012