From the Publisher. JA91 is a special issue devoted to the architectural model. Today, with the advance of simulation technology, architects possess wide -ranging tools for verifying and communicating their ideas, tools that are, moreover, easy to use. Still, many architects continue even now to construct models in various phases of the process from concept design to realization.
The model can be an extremely attractive tool at times, for it embodies the architect's envisioned "buildings" in a very pure form, never fixed and self-contained but always flexibly open to the building it seeks to become. Transcending its function as a tool, the, the model itself–as well as the architect's actions in building it–serves as an expression of wide-ranging architectural possibilities.
In this issue JA examine 47 architectural models dating from the past to the present, all varying in material used, scale, and purpose. None are models created simply with the aim of introducing a project.
-Article: Model and Architect from 1949 –11 Architects / 12 Models Kenzo Tange / Kisho Kurokawa / Kiyonori Kikutake / Takamasa Yoshizaka / Arata Isozaki / Fumihiko Maki / Hiroshi Hara / Togo Murano / Itsuko Hasegawa / Tadao Ando / Toyo Ito
-Essay: Created Models—A Short History of Architecture Models in Japan / Souhei Imamura
12 Architects/35 models
-Junya Ishigami / Think with Model / “Cafeteria for University” Study Model / “Mountain Project”Full Model
-Hiroshi Sambuichi / Environmental Experiment Model / “Community Center of Naoshima (tentative title)”Experimental Model of Wind and Water Model of Wind Tunnel Experiment / “Inujima Seirensho Museum” Simulation Model of Air Flow / “Sloping North House” Simulation Model of Sunlight / “Rokko Shidare Observatory” Experimental Mock-up of Soft Rime Accumulation
-Kazuyo Sejima ＋ Ryue Nishizawa-SANAA, Nikken Sekkei / Merging with Cityscape / “International Design Conpetition New National Stadium Japan” Full Model / Study Models / Interior Model
-Jun Aoki / Inspecting Own One’s Senses / “m” Study Model / Progression of Study Models
-SUEP. ＋ AnS Studio / Visible Invisible / “Ureshino City Cultural Center Origami Hall”Projection Mapping Model for Acoustic Analysis / Hall Shape Study Models by Acoustic Analysis Programs / Hall Shape Final Model
-Hiroshi Naito / Structure to Embrace Topography / “Makino Museum of Plants and People” Wide Area Model / Study Models / Roof Constructure Models
-Akihisa Hirata / Fermentation Models / Frill Conceptual Models“Fermentation” / “Fermented City”Ideal Model
-Ryoji Suzuki / Free from Scale /“Barrack Architecture”Full Model / “DUBHOUSE”Concept Model / “No.53 KINO” Display Model at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography/ “No.50 SHIMODUB” House in Shimoda/ “No.51 MOMATDUB”Display Model at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
-Assistant ＋ YCAM / Seamless Prototype / “Korogaru Pavilion” Study Parts Models / Study Model
-Tetsuo Kondo / Accepting Various Elements / “House in Chayagasaka” Progression of Study Models / Study Model
-noiz architects/ Materializing—Expanding Model / “Structure Generated by Curve Input 3D Voronoi Diagram” /“Day 3/6/5”/ “Gravity Fields”
128 Pages / 297mm x 226mm / English /Japanese