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JA83 is a special issue devoted to structural design. Besides the rich variety of ideas conceived by architects, innovative systems produced by structural designers are beginning to give new character to space. Emerging spatial frameworks worthy of attention have been applied at various scales and functions, ranging from houses that resemble furniture to buildings with vast public components.
The title of this issue Emergent Spatial Frames addresses the cross-fertilization of contemporary spatial ideas and structural principles. Focusing on the creative collaborations among architects and structural designers, this issue presents some 13 projects with unique qualities and processes that represent the fruits of a renewed relationship between theories of space and the logic of mechanics.



Dialogue
Beyond Deterministic Systems
Kengo Kuma Jun Sato
Moderator: Akihisa Hirata

Essay
Elegant Bones--New Tectonics for Evolving Architectural Space
Mitsuhiro Kanada (Arup)


Works

Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari / Steel Hut
TOYO ITO & ASSOCIATES, ARCHITECTS

Tsuda Veterinary Clinic
Kazuhiro Kojima / C+A

House NA
Sou Fujimoto Architects

GC Prostho Museum Research Center
Kengo Kuma & Associates

Louvre-Lens
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA

Teshima Art Museum
Office of Ryue Nishizawa

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

TOKYO SKYTREE
NIKKEN SEKKEI

Woods of Net
Takaharu + Yui Tezuka / Tezuka Architects

Ring Around a Tree
Takaharu + Yui Tezuka / Tezuka Architects

Tree house
Masahiro Harada + MAO / MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO

Bloomberg Pavilion
Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office

Venice Biennale:
11th International Architecture Exhibition 2008 Japan Pavilion
junya.ishigami+associates

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