This issue of JA features a collection of urban space ideas proposed by 50 groups of young architects. You may be wondering why architects are making proposals for urban planning. The truth is, Japanese urban areas need to undergo a major transformation to make it through the 21st century. I believe that spatial proposals are important also with regard to reconstruction of the quake-devastated areas.So, I would like to see architects of the future be active in the field of urban planning too. We are presenting this issue as a celebration of the future of Japans cities and the new stage that architects will be performing on. Also there are three essays with Yasuaki Onoda, Eiji Hato and Masashi Sogabe.
Yasuaki Onoda
City Space and the Architects
Eiji Hato
Spatial Assumptions
Masashi Sogabe
A New Form of Public Spiritedness
Tsukamoto Lab., T.I.T.
Learn from 1000 years. Return to live. Do not forget.
Hiroshi Nishimura / Workvisions
Reconsidering the Empty Spaces
Masataka Baba / Open A
Self-directed & Self-support Nation <City <Village <House
Osamu Tsukihashi
Model Aid
Kumiko Inui
The Vicinity of N Station 202X
Satoru Yamashiro + Joanne Jakovich
CitySwitch: Designing Links
Hironori Matsubara
Reopening the City
Hiroshi Kuno
The environmental city is also the unbuilt city.
Jun Igarashi
Forest Island
POINT / Ben Nagaoka + OUVI / Shin Yokoo
Kids Smile Project
Akihisa Hirata
Tokyo Tree
Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architecture Office
An enclosure with a radius of 30 km
Kentaro Takeguchi + Asako Yamamoto / AlphavilleLIVE OFF THE GRID ON THE GRID
Sou Fujimoto
Forest in the Sky
Hideyuki Nakayama
Room Lamps And Street Lights
Hiroshi Kikuchi
Re-examining the City with Thought for Distances
Mt. Fuji Seen from Contemporary Tokyo
Noiz Architects
Complex Information Modeling as Social Infrastructure
Ryuji Nakamura
City and Dishwashers
SOY source Architects
Yasutaka Yoshimura
A Large House
Satoshi Matsuoka + Yuki Tamura
Things that should be left as they are
Masahiro Harada + MAO / MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO Hills of the Future
Ryo Yamazaki / studio-L
Urban Space Management by the New Public
Shohei Shigematsu
Grand Design for 21st Century 2.0
dot architects
Shareing Social Capital
Junya Ishigami
Blending Environment
Makoto Takei + Chie Nabeshima / TNA
Condensed Cityfrom Benches to Skyscrapers
Disaster Grid
Teppei Fujiwara
Tetsuo Kondo
A Geomorphic City
Yuko Nagayama
Tokyo Rivers
A New Publicness
Hirokazu Suemitsu + Yoko Suemitsu / SUEP.
Cooling the City by Removing the Asphalt
Mejiro Studio
Roadside Structure
Osamu Nishida + Erika Nakagawa / ON Design Location Hunting
Ryuji Fujimura + Fujimura Lab., Toyo Univ.
The Possible City
Yujin Hirase
Go Hasegawa
Fishing Village
Ippei Takahashi
Forest-path City
Yuri Naruse + Jun Inokuma
Share Link City
Kenichiro Ide / rhythmdesign
Manabu Aritsuka
City Management through Small Architecture
Fuminori Nousaku
City and Tsunami
Kei Kaihoh + Saisutjarit Phongsatorn
Fly Manta to the Universe
Maki Onishi
Interconnecting a Citys Images
403architiecture dajiba
Parallel Material Scape
Jun Kamatani + Takuto Sando / g86
Pyramids for the Future
Suguru Ishiguro / ALSED
Flexible Spatial Planning
Hiroki Kawashima
Sensitive City