The goal of the Workshop is to understand the significance of ideas in modern movement for our contemporary society and the environment. You will discover new ideas and methodologies through participation in our Workshop. With this unique experience, participants will take home valuable tools and approaches to help develop new ideas for your future career.
Tokyo is a large, modern and futuristic city. It is also very historic. After the middle of 20th Century, some architects and critics predicted that “modern architecture is likely to lose the regional or historical character.” “Daikan-yama Hillside Terrace”, in the mega-city Tokyo, has successfully connected to the historical and regional context through the vocabulary of modern architecture. Today, we must answer to the challenging question of how we can preserve and develop our environment while the architects continue to evolve the modernist theory. We believe that this Workshop, in the context of Daikan-yama Hillside Terrace, will inspire us all.
Fumihiko Maki, one of the world’s leading contemporary architects and the Pritzker Award winner, was responsible for the design of Daikan-yama Hillside Terrace, built in phases between 1969 and 1992. In the project, Maki considered the surrounding environment as the context of history and geographical region.
Mr. Maki will give a lecture at the beginning of the Workshop and his office will lend support in your understanding of the project. Isn’t this an amazing opportunity!?
The following text is compiled for your initial understanding of the context and the thoughts of Mr. Maki. Italic are his words from his essay on JA Magazine 16 1994.
Hillside Terrace Complex I-Ⅵ Outline (MAKI AND ASSOCIATE WEB Site)
You will understand three major approaches for Collective Form.
Maki explained his theory about Group Form with showing traditional villages. Learn it with documents we DOCOMOMO will provide for the workshop.
You will experience the architecture and the environment, which you can, only through being in the place. You will find what Maki, in the past fifty years, has nurtured” Daikan-yama Hillside Terrace through the process of design, and how you also can “nurture” your projects with skills and knowledge to create the history and the future.
Daikan-yama is situated within the central core of a mega-city Tokyo and is well known for its concentrated cultural venues and activities, while historical context, nature and buildings are well-preserved.
You’ll find the relationship between mega-city and the preserved environment which reveals unique Sequence and Linkage in Hillside Terrace and the neighborhood in Daikan-yama. Maki mentions that this research is aimed at accomplishing the Unity of Experience.
Maki describes five Operational Categories for the sequence and linkage.
As an example, “Former Asakura Residence”, built over a hundred years ago, should be comprehended as a linkage to history. Around this linkage, you will find and record something to “mediate”, “define”, “repeat”, “make a sequential path”, or “select.”
GOAL: To design the space as a new linkage in the context of Time and Landscape.
September 6: Daikan-yama Hillside Terrace, Hillside Plaza
September 7 th -10 th : Nihon University (Surugadai Campus)
September 10 th -13 th : Tokyo University of Arts, The University Arts Museum (Exhibited)
Participants in the workshop are expected to participate in DOCOMOMO International Conference (10th -13th Sept.)
Application period: 15 th December 2019 – 15 th April 2020
Please fill in the following application form.
Criteria for the selection of the participating members are based on the statement of purpose, motivation, experience and the skills of the applicants.
Early registration: €200.00, Registration: €300.00
Participation fees include conference participation fees (September 10-13), lunch fees for September 6-10, handouts and activity group insurance fee. Expenses, not mentioned above, such as the presentation/registration fee, accommodation fee, etc., are not included.
Applicant may apply for the scholarship. Please check the scholarship information on the DOCOMOMO 2020 website bellow:
Early registration: May 15th, 2020 – June 15th, 2020 (JST)
Normal registration: June 16th, 2020 – July 15th, 2020 (JST)
Personal information provided on the application form will be used only for the workshop
implementation and evaluation purposes. It will not be made public unless given consent
by the applicant.
The copyright of the implementation program shall belong to DOCOMOMO Japan.
Andrea Canziani: Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Wessel de Jonge: TU Delft (The Netherlands)
Gonçalo Moniz: University of Coimbra (Iberia)
Carolina Quiroga: University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Yasuko Kamei: Nihon University (Japan)
George Kunihiro: Kokushikan University (Japan)
Takayuki Suzuki: Wuhan University, China (Japan)
Yoshiyuki Yamana: Tokyo University of Science (Japan)
General Incorporated Association DOCOMOMO Japan
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