JA108 Winter, 2018 Akihisa Hirata

JA108 Winter, 2018 Akihisa Hirata

JA108 is a special issue on the architect Akihisa Hirata. It is a record of his design work over about 15 years, from his earliest works to works currently underway. For Hirata, architecture is part of the living world.

Throughout his career, he has consistently sought to extend this perspective conceptually and in his practice, through geometric systems, methods to incorporate diversity, and concepts arising from the search for organic connections, notably karamari (an intertwined relationship) and karamari-shiro (an opportunity for karamari). Working at various scales, he continues to propose new settings for human activities.

This issue introduces about 60 projects, including built architecture, installations and unrealized proposals, dating from 2003 to the present. From one work to the next, he has developed new ideas and explored the realities of building architecture. We hope that our readers will find hints in these pages to aid in their own explorations of the architecture to come.

Toward Jagged Diversity
Shohei Shigematsu×Akihisa Hirata

The Wild and Savage Future of Architecture
Akihisa Hirata


Art Museum & Library, Ota
Tree-ness House
Taipei Roofs
Overlap House
Itsukushima Roof
Timber Foam
Cloud of the Future
Long House hotel version
Taipei Complex
Fermented House
Kamaishi Nursery School
Higashi-Totsuka Church
Alps Tree
Grobal Cave
Museum Forest of "Hill Valley"
Higashi-Totsuka Church
Cloud and Slope
Invisible Lines
Long Garden 
Fermented Tower
Kamaishi City Disaster Recovery Public Housing
Taipei Complex previous version
LEXUS -amazing flow-
Mori Trust Garden TORA4
Kikusui Elementary and Junior High School
Hotel J
Bloomberg Pavilion
Garden within Grid within Garden
Long House
Yoshioka Library
Foam Form
Prism Liquid
One Roof Apartment
Fermented City
Flame Frame
Animated Knot
Pavilion C
Pleated Sky
Architecture Farm
House of House (House T)
House S
Gallery S
Chair "Csh"
Bag for F
Pleats Principle
Project K
House H
Annaka Art Forum

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    JA108 Winter, 2018 Akihisa Hirata
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    A+U Publishing
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JA108 Winter, 2018 Akihisa Hirata

Cite: "JA108 Winter, 2018 Akihisa Hirata" 23 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/923565/ja108-winter-2018-akihisa-hirata> ISSN 0719-8884

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