Flexibility in the Density. Metabolism: Freedom in a Large Complex

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https://doi.org/10.52200/50.A.L6KSWQ4E

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Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

To find multiple possibilities and to create livable spaces in an extremely dense condition – that is what Japanese contemporary architects are particularly good at. Most of Japanese architects start their career by designing small houses in an urban environment; it is a good exercise for young architects to develop their design skills. The mini site and chaotic surroundings are far from an ideal condition; in fact it is a poor environment. But the architects come to learn that from this disadvantaged condition they can do something innovative.

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Imamura, S. (2014). Flexibility in the Density. Metabolism: Freedom in a Large Complex. Docomomo Journal, (50), 52–57. https://doi.org/10.52200/50.A.L6KSWQ4E

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2014-08-01

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Author Biography

Souhei Imamura, Chiba Institute of Technology

(b. 1966, Tokyo, Japan). Souhei Imamura has studied at Waseda University, Tokyo, and at the AA school, London, and has worked with Itsuko Hasegawa. Tokyo-based architect, representative of his own architect firm – Atelier Imamu – and associate professor at the Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan. He frequently signs articles in architectural magazines. He wrote the book Contemporary Urban Theory and coauthored several books.