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
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).
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).