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Urban Flashes Asia. New Architecture and Urbanism in Asia. Architectural Design

  • ID: 2213805
  • Book
  • September 2003
  • Region: Asia Pacific
  • 128 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Urban Flashes Asia is a bold conceptual and architectural response to the contemporary city. Supplanting recent Western accounts of urban developments, centred largely on European research, it introduces an emergent network of globally dispersed architects, theorists and urbanists.

Working primarily, though not exclusively, out of Asia, the contributors of Urban Flashes Asia are a globally active body that is fast developing a rapidly evolving language of urban imagination and intervention. This is a new and intriguing version of events, which is wholly in step with the simultaneous and spontaneous nature of urban developments in Asia, as China and much of the surrounding region comes alive. It features an interview with the Japanese master Kazuo Shinohara and a Practice Profile of pioneering Chinese architect Yung Ho Chang.

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Editorial (Helen Castle).

Introduction: Dirty Cities (Nicholas Boyarsky).

Chinatown is Everywhere (Peter Lang).

Introduction: Micro–Urbanism (Ti–Nan Chi).

Way of Display: Urban Tactics in the Context of the Betel Nut Culture in Taiwan (Karl–Heinz Klopf).

Anarchy and Beyond: An interview with Kazuo Shinohara (Hirohisa Hemmi).

What is Made in Tokyo? (Yoshharu Tsukamoto).

Hyper Complex Living (Nobuyaki Furuya).

Gaikoku Mura: Japanese Foreign Country Villages (Sue Barr).

In the Age of Indeterminacy: Towards a Non–Visual Pragmaticism (Gary Chang).

Pearl River Delta:  Lean Planning, Thin Patterns (Laurent Guiterrez & Valérie Portefaix).

Bangkok: Liquid Perception (Brian McGrath).

Reconstruction Solidarity: The Thao Tribe (Nicholas Boyarsky).

Action (Verb) Taipei (Sand Helsel).

Modern Heritage: A Terrain of the Question (Guyon Chung).

Hanoi (Justine Grahame).

Contributors Biographies.


Building Profile Great ′Bamboo′ Wall  (Jeremy Melvin).

Practice Profile: Yung Ho Chang (Jayne Merkel)

Engineering Exegesis Bridging the Gap with Collaborative Design Programs for CAD/CAM (André Chaszar).

Interior Eye: Architecture Without Architects (Craig Kellogg).

Urban Entropy: A Tale of Three Cities (Thomas Deckker).

Site Lines: Gooderham and Wort′s Distillery, Toronto, Canada (Sean Stanwick).

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This publication widens debate by looking towards Asia, and ensuring that what is seen there, is not lost in translation (Perspective Vol. 13 No. 5 September/ October 2004)
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