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Urban Flashes Asia. New Architecture and Urbanism in Asia. Edition No. 1. Architectural Design

  • ID: 2213805
  • Book
  • September 2003
  • Region: Asia Pacific
  • 128 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Urban Flashes Asia, from Wiley's Architectural Design series is a bold conceptual and architectural response to Eurocentric research in architecture. It introduces a network of globally dispersed architects and theorists working primarily in Asia.

The contributors of Urban Flashes Asia are a globally active body that is fast developing a rapidly evolving language of urban imagination and invention. This is a new and intriguing version of events which is in step with the nature of urban developments in Asia, as much of the region continues to come alive.

  • The latest in Wiley's Architectural Design series
  • Featuring articles and projects inside and beyond Asia, it also includes interviews with Kazuo Shinohara and Nobuyaki Furuya and a Practice Profile of the Chinese architect Yung Ho Chang
  • All participants are leading architects/theorists in their own countries and this publication will introduce for the first time a number of key players and their work
  • Unique photo essays together with a vast body of architectural and art projects makes this a visual and exciting publication
  • The first comprehensive publication on the Urban Flashes Group, this book should be of interest to architects, artists and urban designers
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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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