Contents

material/scale
process of design
JA47 is devoted to building materials and the process of design. The materials selected by a designer profoundly affect the outcome of his design labor, as does the actual design process, which is itself shaped by the character of those materials.


JA47
material/scale
process of design


JA47 is devoted to building materials and the process of design. The materials selected by a designer profoundly affect the outcome of his design labor, as does the actual design process, which is itself shaped by the character of those materials. The problem-solving actions of that process leave their mark on the completed spaces and architectural forms, and are apparent in the architecture, at various dimensions of scale. This time, by examining material-to-material relationships, not only at the level of the components but at various dimensions of scale, we endeavor to show how these relationships combine to produce the overall building and its place. The architectural models we offer, moreover, are of a kind that employ advanced construction techniques in producing an appearance of relinquishing modern building methods. Their methods of design, which involve a deliberate reliance on the essential character of the materials, promise to have a major impact on contemporary design methods.
The actions that propel the design process cannot be described as a simple flow of procedures. Diverse influences arise in that process and ultimately transform the character of the spaces and architecture. From the unpredictability of the design process, new ways of perceiving and creating architecture may emerge.
CONTENTS

ESSAY
Structural Expression--Direct from the Materials
The Pavilions of Bruges and London
Toyo Ito

Material Life--Material and Program
Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Farshid Moussavi

WORKS

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects + Arup

Bruges 2002 Pavilion
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects

Yokohama International Passenger Terminal Foreign Office Architects

Southeast Coastal Park and Auditoriums
Foreign Office Architects

Glass Enclosure Prototype
Foreign Office Architects

Police Station and Tram Station
Foreign Office Architects

Theater and Auditorium
Foreign Office Architects



Data

Profile

JA volume 47
AUTUMN,2002

ISBN4-7869-0167-9 C3052