From the publisher. The development of industry and culture in the modern period has created architecture suited for the particular system. As the industry declines, followed by the population shift, the original purpose of these buildings has been lost. Instead of demolishing them and rebuilding from scratch, many have been renovated to serve as the bases for revitalizing the regions.
February 2014 issue of a+u introduces 10 works that take advantage of the architectural system derived from their original function and are enabled to assume new roles in the society.
-Discussion for the 4th LIXIL International University Architectural Competition: Productive Garden – A Space for Enjoying Hokkaido with All Five Senses
-Kengo Kuma, Tomonari Yashiro, Kundo Koyama, Darko Radović
Feature: Revitalization of Modernization Heritage
-Essay: Urban Revitalization is more than architectural design of solitary buildings Jürg Sulzer
-Essay: Post-Industrial Sites as Canvas–Gabriela Campagnol
-Haworth Tompkins–The Shed
-Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos–The New Rijksmuseum
-Manuel Ocaña–Casa Mediterráneo Headquarters
-Jakob + MacFarlane–The Turbulences FRAC Centre
-HLPS Arquitectos–Valparaíso Cultural Park
126 Pages / 292mm x 219mm / English /Japanese