Contents

This special digital issue commemorates over 20 years of JA (the Japan Architect) magazine. 100 important Japanese architectural works have been selected from the JA Yearbooks 1990-2011. This ebook contains 478 pages of material extracted from the original magazines.

EDITORIAL
 
Mapping Japan's Spatial Genome
Alastair Townsend      
       
WORKS
 
1990 / JA2
Essay: Driving Force of the 1990s
Fumihiko Maki
 
Aoyama Techincal College
Makoto Sei Watanabe / Architects' Office
 
House at Ajina
Toru Murakami, Architect & Associates
       
13 Follies in the International Garden and Greenery Exposition Osaka
Zaha Hadid; Chris McDonald & Peter Salter; Peter Wilson; Peter Cook & 
Christine Hawley, Coop Himmelbau; Jose Lapeña & Elias Torres; Eleni 
Gigantes & Elis Zenghelis; Morphosis, Daniel Liebeskind; Andrea 
Branzi; Hajime Yatsuka; Ryoji Suzuki
 
1991 / JA5
 
Essay: A Japanese Architectural Scene, 1991
Hiromi Fujii
 
The New Tokyo City Hall Complex
Kenzo Tange Associates
 
Yatsushiro Municipal Museum
Toyo Ito & Associates
 
Nexus World Kashii
Steven Holl; Rem Koolhaas; Mark Mack, Osamu Ishiyama; Christian de Portzamparc; Oscar Tusquets
 
Saishukan Seiyaku Women's Dormitory
Kazuyo Sejima Architects & Associates
 
1992 / JA9
 
Essay: Post-Bubble Prospects for an Approach Based on the Character of Place
Hiroyuki Suzuki
 
Sea-Folk Museum
Hiroshi Naito Architects and Associates
 
Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art
Taniguchi and Associates
 
Water Temple
Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
 
1993 / JA13
 
Essay: The Age of Uncertainty
Riichi Miyake
 
Tokyo Metropolitain Edo-Tokyo Museum
Kikutake Architect & Associates
 
Pachinko Parlor
Kazuyo Sejima Architects & Associates
 
House in Okayama
Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop
 
TRUSS・WALL・HOUSE
USHIDA・ FINDLAY・PARTNERSHIP
 
1994 / JA17
 
Essay: Miesian Returns
Masao Furuyama
 
Museum of Wood
Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
 
 
Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art/Nagi Town Library
Arata Isozaki & Associates
 
Hotel COSIMA
Kikutake Architect & Associates
 
Kansai International Airport Passenger Terminal Building
Renzo Piano Building Workshopt Japan + Nikken Sekkei
 
Kanada Children Training House
Shoei Yoh + Architects
 
1995 / JA 20   
 
Essay: The Calamities of 1995 Came of the Street Named 'Desire'
Yoshitake Doi
 
Uchino Community Center for Seniors & Children
Shoei Yoh + Architects
 
Mamihara Bridge
Jun Aoki & Associates
 
Curtain Wall House - Case Study House 07
Shigeru Ban, Architect
 
House of Paper - Paper Tube Structure 05
Shigeru Ban, Architect
 
1996 / JA24
 
Essay: 'Post' Syndrome
Kazuhiko Nanba
 
Yamanashi Fruit Garden
Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier
 
Tokyo International Forum
Rafael Viñoly Architects
 
Iwadeyama Junior High School
Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop
 
Fuji Television Building
Kenzo Tange Associates Urbanists-Architects
 
2/5 House
Shigeru Ban, Architect
 
1997 / JA28
 
Essay: City and Architecture in an Age of Surfaces
Hidetoshi Ono
 
Kumano Kodo Nakahechi Museum
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
 
Kyoto Station Building
Hiroshi Hara + Atelier Φ
 
KAZE-NO-OKA Crematorium
Maki and Associates
 
TOFU
Jun Tamaki / Tamaki Architectural Atelier
 
The Case Study House — House Without Walls
Shigeru Ban, Architect
 
1998 / JA32
 
Essay: The End of "Enclosure"
Kengo Kuma
 
Gifu Kitagata Apartment Sejima Wing
Kazuyo Sejima & Associates and Yamasei Sekkei
 
Weekendhouse
Ryue Nishizawa / Office of Ryue Nishizawa
 
1999 / JA36
 
Essay: Who Decides the Site?
Kazuhiro Kojima
 
Atelier in Hijiyama-honmachi
Toru Murakami Architect and Associates
 
Nara Centennial Hall
Arata Isozaki & Associates
 
Hillside West
Maki and Associates
 
Saitama Prefectural University
Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop
 
O-Museum
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa  / SANAA
 
Nemunoki Art Museum / Paper Honeycomb Structure
Shigeru Ban, Architects
 
2000 / JA40
       
Essay: Slow Transition
Noriaki Okabe
 
Expo 2000 Hannover Japan Pavilion
Shigeru Ban, Architects, Frei Otto (consultant)
 
Bato Machi Hiroshige Museum
Kengo Kuma & Associates
 
L
Jun Aoki & Associates
 
Stone Museum
Kengo Kuma & Associates
 
2001 / JA44
 
Essay: AFTER SEPTEMBER 11, THERE CAN BE NO TALK OF UTOPIA
Arata Isozaki
 
House in Fukaya
Waro Kishi + K. Associates / Architects
 
Maison Hermès
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Takenaka Corporation, Rena Dumas Architecture Intérieure
 
SAPPORO DOME
Hiroshi Hara
 
Tokyo National Museum the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures
Taniguchi and Associates
 
Sendai Médiathèque
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
 
2002 / JA48
 
Essay: A Prototype for Change and the Process of Society's Transformation
Takeshi Nakagawa
 
Louis Vuitton Omotesando
Jun Aoki & Associates
 
Yokohama International Passenger Terminal
Foreign Office Architects
 
Air House
Sambuichi Architects
       
Great (Bamboo) Wall
Kengo Kuma & Associates
 
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects + Arup
 
2003 / JA52
 
Essay: Contemporary Architecture: Technology or Art?
Yositika Utida
 
Prada Boutique Aoyama
Herzog & de Meuron, Takenaka Corporation
 
Gae House
T.I.T. Tsukamoto Lab + Atelier Bow-Wow
 
Miwa Gama
Sambuichi Architects
 
Louis Vuitton Kochi
Office of Kumiko Inui, Louis Vuitton Malletier, Higo Design Associates
 
2004 / JA56
 
Essay: Two Houses that Breathe—What is told by the Small Houses by Kazuyo Sejima and Terunobu Fujimori
Toyo Ito
 
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
 
Experience in Material No. 47 / Project Konpira
Ryoji Suzuki Architects and Partners
 
House in a Plum Grove
Kazuyo Sejima & Associates
 
Takasugi-An
Terunobu Fujimori
 
Cell Brick
Atelier Tekuto
 
House of Laminated Layers
Hiroaki Ohtani
 
2005 / JA60
 
Essay: The Reality of the Architecture
Riken Yamamoto
 
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
Taniguchi and Associates
 
Tomihiro Art Museum
aat + makoto yokomizo architects, Inc.
 
Tod's Omotesando Building
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
 
Heisei Tea Ceremony House
Ken Yokogawa Architect & Associates
 
2006 / JA64
 
Essay: Sense of Distance from Fixed Points
Jun Igarashi
 
Aomori Museum of Art
Jun Aoki & Associates
 
Zollverein School of Management and Design
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, Dipl. Ing. Heinrich Böll  Architekt Bda Dwb
 
Crematorium in Kakamigahara
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
 
Moriyama House
Office of Ryue Nishizawa
 
RING HOUSE
Makoto Takei + Chie Nabeshima / TNA
 
2007 / JA68
 
Dialog: The Year 2007 — A Frame of Representation
Taro Igarashi×Kaichiro Morikawa
 
YAKISUGI House
Terunobu Fujimori + Keiichi Kawakami / (Kawakami Architectural Design Room)
 
Fuji Kindergarten
Creative Director: Kashiwa Sato Architects: Takaharu + Yui Tezuka / Tezuka Architects  Masahiro Ikeda / Masahiro Ikeda Co., Ltd.
 
Tama Art University Library (Hachioji campus)
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
 
2008 / JA72
 
Dialog: Approach to Architecture
Ryue Nishizawa×Junya Ishigami
 
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, GENSLER
 
House N
Sou Fujimoto Architects
 
Inujima Art Project SEIRENSHO
Sambuichi Architects
 
"HANKAI" HOUSE (House Surgery 2)
Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates
 
Church Sun-pu
Taira Nishizawa Architects
 
Kanagawa Institute of Technology KAIT workshop
junya.ishigami + associates
 
Okurayama Apartment
Kazuyo Sejima & Assoaciates
 
2009 / JA76
 
Dialog: The Global Recession and Architecture
Kazuhiro Kojima×Taira Nishizawa
 
MIYAJIMA OFFICE
Sambuichi Architects
 
passage house
Makoto Takei + Chie Nabeshima / TNA
 
House H
Sou Fujimoto Architects
 
ISUNOKI
Tadashi Saito + Atelier Nave
 
Mokuzai Kaikan
Tomohiko Yamanashi / Nikken Sekkei + Takeyuki Katsuya / NSD
 
2010 / JA 80
 
Dialog: Architecture and Freedom
Kumiko Inui×Osamu Nishida
 
Rokko-Shidare Observatory
Sambuichi Architects
 
EARTH-ING HOUSE
Nobuhiro Tsukada Architects
 
Yokohama Apartment
Osamu Nishida+Erika Nakagawa / ON DESIGN
 
Musashino Art University Museum & Library
Sou Fujimoto Architects
 
Rolex Learning Center
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, Architram SA
 
2011 / JA84
 
Essay: Initiatives by Architects Since 3.11
Taro Igarashi
 
Container Temporary Housing in Onagawa
Voluntary Architects' Network / Shigeru Ban Architects
 
Ark of Bamboo
Toki Laboratory, University of Shiga prefecture, Takahashi Kogyo
 
Essay: Towards a vigorous Future Possibilities for Post 3.11
Ken Tadashi Oshima
 
Teshima Art Museum
Office of Ryue Nishizawa
 
Miwa Gama II
Sambuichi Architects
 
Ring Around a Tree
Takaharu + Yui Tezuka / Tezuka Architects
 
BMW Guggenheim Lab
Atelier Bow-Wow
 
 
Supplement
 
Architectural Video Archive 2009-2012