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Book Announcement: Japanese Modern Architecture 1920-2015

Japanese Modern Architecture 1920-2015: Developments and Dialogues Ari Seligmann Japanese Modern Architecture 1920-2015 uses a series of thematic lenses to explain the rich history of Japanese architectural developments from the 1920s foundation of modern architecture to contemporary permutations of modern … Continue reading

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Resource: Asian Historical Architecture

Today we introduce a somewhat unusual resource, the site Asian Historical Architecture. This collection of user-donated materials provides a photographic survey of architectural heritage across Asia, taking “Asia” in a refreshingly broad interpretation. Background information and virtual tours are available … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: A See-Through Home

If you’ve studied Japanese architecture or watched Japanese period dramas (jidai geki 時代劇), you’ve probably noticed how sliding doors in manors could be opened to reveal an atrium to allow the occupants to be close to nature. The “Hiroshima Hut” modernizes that concept … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Home-for-All in Soma

Here’s a positive story about reconstruction in Soma to end our week. Four years ago a devastating earthquake and tsunami destroyed 250,000 homes in the Tohoku region of Japan. In the wake of the tragedy, architect Toyo Ito established Home-for-All, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent Through History

We are pleased to announce the recent publication of Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent Through History which has been co-published by Honk Kong University Press and the University of Hawai’i Press and co-edited by Vimalin Rujivacharakul, H. Hazel Hahn, Ken … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Manager Urban Programs, ICLEI East Asia [Seoul]

Institution: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Location: Seoul, South Korea Education: degree in urban development, city planning, civil engineering, urban infrastructure, architecture, or another subject relevant to the position Language: English and another East Asian langauge Deadline: 30 March … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects

Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects, written by Jordan Sand, is now available. About the book: Preserved buildings and historic districts, museums and reconstructions have become an important part of the landscape of cities around the world. Beginning … Continue reading

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