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    [Free Online Course] Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Theory

    By UTokyoADS
    Aug 3, '16 5:07 AM EST

    T_ADS is pleased to present a free online course available worldwide via edX.

    Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture

    First Facet: Theory

    The course is presented by Kengo Kuma and Yusuke Obuchi, who have invited other leading Japanese architects to participate. 

    Course materials are presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

    Framed between the two Tokyo Olympics of 1964 and 2020, this series will explore and reflect on the diversity of contemporary Japanese architecture by focusing on four facets: theory, technology, city, and humans.

    Through lectures by instructors and discussions with some of the most influential Japanese architects, the course will trace the development of contemporary Japanese architecture and will consider its future direction.

    First Facet: Theory

    Course Schedule:

    July 31: Introduction

    August 7: Arata Isozaki, Hisao Kohyama

    August 14: Terunobu Fujimori, Hidetoshi Ohno

    August 21: Kengo Kuma, Kazuyo Sejima

    August 28: Conclusion

    For additional details and enrollment, please see the course page at:

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