JA97: Curving Line & Surface

JA97: Curving Line & Surface

From the publisher. JA97 is focused on the curving lines and surfaces in architecture. The issue explores the topic through works, an interview, and essays by 10 architects including SANAA, Jun Aoki, TNA, and Junya Ishigami.

The issue, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, also introduces works of architecture with curving lines and surfaces from the past such as Kenzo Tange’s National Gymnasiums for Tokyo Olympics from 1964 and Toyo Ito’s House in Kamiwada from 1977.


Kazuyo Sejima +Ryue Nishizawa
Interview—To the space where a people is free
Louvre - lens
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,Kanazawa
Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion
Rolex Learning Center

Jun Aoki
Essay— For forms that are just there
Omiyamae Gymnasium
L’Avenue Shanghai

Maki Onishi+Yuki Hyakuda
Essay—Lines that you want to touch, and path spaces
Weekend House in Sengataki 
House in Los Vilos(The Ochoalcubo project)

Ryuji Nakamura
Essay—Controlled, uncontrolled, and in-between lines
bang、space design for“CoSTUME NATIONAL:25 Years”at CNAC LAB、2011
catenarhythm、space design for“sampo-Ribbon Project ofminä perhonen”2008
puddle、“Design×Science Meeting“Earth: Materials for Design” ”at Miraikan、2010
blossom、Private Dining of les halles de saison sage、2009
dance、“Antigravity”at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art、2013
control、TAKEO PAPER SHOW 2014“SUBTLE”、2014
butterflies、set of chairs、2012
concrete roof、“SPACE OURSELVES”at radlab.、2011

Makoto Takei+Chie Nabeshima
Essay—Connecting curves

Junya Ishigami
Essay—Double, Single, Rough.
Art Bio farm project
house & restaurant 

Hiroshi Nakamura
Essay—Behavior and design
Ribon Chapel
Roku Museum
Sayama Forest Chapel 

Yo Shimada
Essay—Expansive, elegant, and strong
Hut with the Arc
WAllHouse in Kamisawa
Bus stop in Shodoshima 

Yasushi Horibe
Essay—Translating curves into straight lines
House in Zenpukuji
House in Aobadai
Library in Asagaya
Dr. Norichika Maehara Memorial Museum 

Kazuhiro Kojima+Kazuko Akamatsu
Nagareyama Otakanomori Elementary and Junior high school/Nagareyama Otakanomori Children's Library/Nagareyama Otakanomori Center
Uto Elementary School
Helsinki Central Library
Astramline Shin-hakushima Station.

60th Anniversary Feature Project 1
Architectural Works Appropriating Curved Lines and Surfaces 

—Seiichi Shirai, architect 
Kokura Golf Club House
—Junzo Yoshimura, architect & associates Akira Suzuki, architect & associates  
The National Gymnasium and the National Gymnasium Annex
—Kenzo Tange and Urtec Urbanists and Architects 
The Asama Motor Lodge
—Ichiro Ebihara, arch. & assocs. 
University Seminar Houses
—Atelier U Prof. Takamasa Yoshizaka, Waseda University 
—Togo Murano / Murano & Mori, arch., & associates 
—Fumihiko Maki 
House in Kamiwada
—Toyo Ito 
—Arata Isozaki 
—Taniguchi, Takamiya, and Associates  
—Kiyoshi Seike + Design System

128 Pages / 297mm x 226mm / English/Japanese

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Cite: Diego Hernández. "JA97: Curving Line & Surface" 29 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/613885/ja97-curving-line-and-surface> ISSN 0719-8884

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