From the publisher. March 2014 issue of a+u is focused on photographs of architectural models by Spain-based photographer Hisao Suzuki.
Based on the essence of architects' thinking expressed in the images, 70 photographs of models by 25 architects are categorized into "Inception", "Organization", "Blooming" and "Experiential". We also asked six architects – Arata Isozaki, Christian Kerez, Ryue Nishizawa, Kazuyo Sejima, Fabian Asunción (former architect at EMBT), Bijoy Jain – to talk about what models mean to their ways of creating architecture. Each photo is accompanied by photographer's story from the photo shoot.
-The 3rd LIXIL International University Architectural Competition
-Completion Announcement: “HORIZON HOUSE” by Harvard University
Feature:Supermodels – Photographed by Hisao Suzuki
-Essay: Photographing Architectural Models – Life with the Supermodels Hisao Suzuki
-Interview: Architectural Models and Model Photography Arata Isozaki, Naohiko Hino and Hisao Suzuki
-Interview: Object of Desire–Christian Kerez
-Interview: Driving Force for Thinking–Ryue Nishizawa
-Essay: Talking about Study Model–Kazuyo Sejima
-Interview: Living Models-Fabian Asunción
-Interview: Tools for Understanding–Bijoy Jain
136 Pages / 292mm x 219mm / English /Japanese