SOLD OUT Technology & Tradition in Contemporary Japanese Architecture (Day 3)

February 28, 2004
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9:30 am – 6 pm

Throughout the world Japanese architecture is held in high regard, and the country’s buildings are considered among the world’s most beautifully crafted and innovative. This three-day symposium examines how the pursuit of technology, materials and aesthetics in contemporary architecture is influenced and inspired by traditional building methods. It offers an unusual opportunity for professionals and the general public to learn about the methods and design philosophies of some of today’s most original architects.

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Morning Session
9:30 am – 12:15 pm
9:30 am  Welcoming Remarks and Introduction
John Wheeler, Executive Vice President, Japan Society
9:45 am  Panel Discussion: The Characteristics and Perception of Space in Japan
Sanford Kwinter, design theorist and Associate Professor of Architecture, Rice University, Texas
Waro Kishi, architect, K.Associates/Architects
Moderator: Ken Tadashi Oshima, architectural historian
11 am  Panel Discussion: Craftsmanship & The Use of Old & New Materials

Kengo Kuma, architect, Kengo Kuma Associates
Terunobu Fujimori, Professor, Institute of Industrial Science,
University of Tokyo
Moderator: Clifford Pearson, Senior Editor, Architectural Record

12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break

Afternoon Session
1:30 – 6 pm

1:30 pm  Panel Discussion: Structural and Material Innovation in Japan Today
Shigeru Ban, architect, Shigeru Ban Architects
Masato Araya, structural engineer, Oak
Moderator: Dana Buntrock, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley
2:45 pmPanel Discussion:  Living Architecture Tokyo Style: Architectural Expression in a Fast-Paced World
Mark Dytham, architect, Klein Dytham Architecture, Tokyo
John Jay, Wieden & Kennedy
Jun Aoki, architect, Jun Aoki and Associates
Moderator: Naomi Pollock, Tokyo-based architecture and design journalist and Architectural Record’s Tokyo Correspondent
4:15 pmCoffee Break
4:30 pm  Panel Discussion: New Names, Future Fame in Japanese Architecture
Takaharu and Yui Tezuka, Tezuka Architects
Shuhei Endo,
architect, Shuhei Endo Architect Institute & Co Ltd.
Hitoshi Abe, architect, Atelier Hitoshi Abe
Moderator: Paola Antonelli, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art
  6 pm



  • Saturday, February 28, 2004
  • 9:30 am