As the oldest and largest design firm in Japan, Nikken Sekkei employs over two thousand people and boasts of over fourteen thousand completed projects in forty countries. This volume examines their finest displays of architectural refinement, elegance, and bravura from 1990 to the present. Botond Bognar, Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, provide an authoritative and thorough history of the firm's achievements since the beginning of the century, focusing on such important recent works as the Islamic Development Bank Headquarters, Jeddah; the IBM Japan Head Office, Tokyo; and the Education and Cultural Center "Cairo Opera House."
Although famous for their innovative approach to materials and new technologies as applied to the designs of magnificent large-scale buildings and monumental complexes like the high-tech Osaka World Trade Center Building "Cosmo Tower" in Osaka and Queen's Square in Yokohama (nearly the scale of a small city), Nikken Sekkei's brilliantly executed miniature conceptions, like the artfully conceived Sakuradamon Police Box in Tokyo, display a similar level of artistic control and finish as well. Whether reclaiming land from the sea, as in the Kansai International Airport Passenger Terminal Building and the Asia and Pacific Import Mart (AIM); merging buildings with the surrounding environment, the Museum of Ehime History and Culture in Uwa; or constructing them underground, the subterranean Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium, whose site is located under the expansive greenery of YawatayaPark, the superbly crafted architectural solutions of Nikken Sekkei are both feats of creative engineering and thoughtfully conceived monuments, based on a long-standing aesthetic judgment both firmly rooted in the past and present and moving beyond them.
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Buchbeschreibung New York : Rizzoli, 2000. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. 352 S. Umschlag leicht berieben, sonst gutes Exemplar. - Kenneth Frampton: The Corporate Practice of Nikken Sekkei at a Glance -- Botond Bognar: Nikken Sekkei and the Evolution of Modern Japanese Architecture -- Nikken Sekkei: Selected Projects 1990-2000 -- Fukuoka Tower (Mirror Sail), Fukuoka, 1989 -- NEC Head Office Building (NEC Super Tower), Tokyo, 1990 -- Osaka World Trade Center Building (Cosmo Tower), Osaka, 1995 -- Kumamoto Prefectural General Sports Park Main Field Stadium, Kumamoto, 1998 -- Osaka Dome, Osaka, 1997 -- Saitama Super Arena, Saitama Prefecture, 2000 -- Sakuradamon Police Box, Tokyo, 1993 -- Mitsui Marine and Fire Insurance Co. Chiba New Town Headquarters Building, Inzai, 1994 -- Bunkyo Civic Center, Tokyo, 1994 (Phase 2,1999) -- Japan Tobacco Inc. Headquarters (JT Building), Tokyo, 1995 -- Dowa Fire and Marine Phoenix Tower, Osaka, 1995 -- Enix Corporation Head Office Building, Tokyo, 1996 -- Toyota Automobile Museum, Aichi Prefecture, 1989 -- Hitachi Kansai Building, Osaka, 1996 -- Meguro Gajoen, Tokyo, 1991 -- Panasonic Multimedia Center, Tokyo, 1992 -- Solid Square, Kawasaki, 1995 -- Kakegawa City Hall, Kakegawa, 1996 -- St Luke s International Hospital and St Luke's Garden, Tokyo, 1992,1994 -- Asia and Pacific Trade Center (ATC), Osaka,1994 -- Queen's Square Yokohama, Yokohama, 1997 -- Asia-Pacific Import Mart (AIM), Kita-kyushu,1998 -- Kochi University of Technology, Kochi Prefecture, 1997 -- Iwate Prefectural University, Iwate Prefecture, 1998 -- Research Institute of Innovative Technology for Earth (RITE) Headquarters Building, Kyoto Pref., 1993 -- Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium, Osaka 1996 -- Tokyo Gas (Earth Port), Yokohama, 1996 -- Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Hokkaido International Center Obihiro, Obihiro, 1996 -- Lake Biwa Museum and UNEP International Environmental Technology Center, Shiga, Kusatsu, 1996,1995 -- Kakogawa Wellness Park, Kakogawa,1997 -- Educational and Cultural Center (Cairo Opera House), Cairo, Egypt, 1988 -- Islamic Development Bank Headquarters, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1993 -- Daido Mutual Life Insurance Company Osaka Headquarters, Osaka,1993 -- Dunhuang Cave Cultural Asset Preservation Research and Exhibition Center, Dunhuang, China, 1994 -- Club Med Ria Bintan, Bintan Island, Indonesia, 1997 -- Kobe Customs House, Kobe, 1999 -- Niihama City Besshi Copper Mine Memorial Library, Niihama, 1992 -- Museum of Ehime History and Culture, Ehime Prefecture, 1994 -- Keyence Corporation Head Office and Laboratory Building, Osaka,1994 -- Konami Nasu Corporate Seminar House, Tochigi Prefecture, 1994 -- The Tale-of-Genji Museum, Uji, 1998 -- Tokatsu Techno Plaza, Kashiwa, 1998. ISBN 9780847822461 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 Originalleinen mit Schutzumschlag. Artikel-Nr. 985730