The architectural legacies of Kisho Kurokawa in China

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-442
Journal / PublicationJournal of Architecture
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

Abstract

Kisho Kurokawa (1934-2007) was a world-famous Japanese architect who made his impact on urban architecture in Japan and many other countries. His philosophy of symbiosis influenced several generations of designers and social architects in Japan and the world. In his heyday during the mid 1980s, Kurokawa started a twenty-year journey of architectural design and urban planning in China. His designs in China are closely involved with the contemporary architectural history and practice of the country: for example, in importing foreign architectural design, researching the formal design language and the emerging of private development. The authors traced the footprints of Kurokawa in China and investigated the relevant building and urban design cases. This paper reviews Kurokawa's outstanding works in China, tries to reveal the master's trajectory of adapting 'symbiosis' and 'grey' concepts in different conditions, and fills a gap in the understanding of modern Chinese and Japanese architecture. © 2011 The Journal of Architecture.

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The architectural legacies of Kisho Kurokawa in China. / Xue, Charlie Q. L.; Sun, Lesley L.; Tsai, Luther.
In: Journal of Architecture, Vol. 16, No. 3, 06.2011, p. 415-442.

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