The city is, an assemblage of a multitude of elements. And if we think architecture as that kind of collection, not as single building, there seems to be a potential towards a shift in the relationship between architecture and the city. Then if architects design building with such attitude, architecture would contribute much to create better urban environment.
We feature such a trend in architecture within the framework of collective forms and present the endeavors of 14 Japanese architects with a focus on the process of design. We also included two interviews with Fumihiko Maki & Hiroshi Hara
Interview with Fumihiko Maki
50 Years Since Group Form
Fumihiko Maki
Republic Polytechnic Campus, Singapore
Interview with Hiroshi Hara
Mathematics, Discreteness, Architecture
Hiroshi Hara
Habor Regeneration Project
Images of Collectivity (photo essay by the architects)
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
Jun Aoki
Omiyamae Sports Facility, Suginami
Ryue Nishizawa
Towada Art Center
Kazuyo Sejima
Inujima Art House Project
Osamu Nishida + Erika Nakagawa / ON DESIGN
Village and drawing style of the map
Ryuji Nakamura
Colorful / Cornfield
Akihisa Hirata
prism liquid
Junya Ishigami
Little Gardens / Kanagawa Intsitute of Technology KAIT workshop
Sou Fujimoto
Tokyo Apartment
Go Hasegawa
Town House in Asakusa
Hirokazu Suemitsu + Yoko Suemitsu / SUEP.
House of Cave
Kazuhiro Kojima + Kazuko Akamatsu / CAt
Uto Elementary School