Item description for Waro Kishi: Works and Projects by Masao Furuyama...
Born in 1950 and currently based in Kyoto, Waro Kishi belongs to the generation of Japanese architects that emerged after Tadao Ando. Although he has acknowledged the influence of the Osaka architect, Kishi has sensibility all his own. Made primarily of glass and steel and not massive expanses of concrete like Ando's work, Kishi's buildings are considered by some to be more delicate and subtle, and overall his designs are less driven by iconic forms. A self-described contrarian, who preferred the works of architects such as Marcel Breuer and Richard Neutra when many others were embracing Post-Modernism, he refuses such labels as Modernist or Miesian. This is the first book to provide an overview of this innovative architect's career.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9" Height: 9.5" Weight: 2.8 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher Phaidon Press
ISBN 1904313388 ISBN13 9781904313380
Reviews - What do customers think about Waro Kishi: Works and Projects?
[Tran]s(form)ation Jan 16, 2007
Mies. Easily the first impression.....
However that is exactly the stereotype this new monograph tries to break. For recent private project wood plank/slat & metal siding accounts most of exterior cladding. Intersection, juxtaposition, and differentiation are utilized as main organizing strategy. Higher degree of attention is shown in spatial/volumetric dialogue rather than coherence and purity of details. All of these contribute to the deviation from monolithic steel /glass box with introverted courtyard, to a living organization that allows multiple reading and freedom of exterior void. Oddly those didn't happen to the public projects, most of which still retain the Miesien approach with clearly articulated volumes and façade.
Eclectic transformation. The second one.....
This is a nicely edited book with well chosen, high resolution pictures. Line weight is a little inconsistent and program is not labeled, which is not too much an issue. My only complaint is that the choice of cover photo doesn't really reflect his typical work.
Recommended projects: Kazurasei Antique Gallery- fantastic material palette & attention of detail House in Kurakuen II- arguably his most complex spatial exercise