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Kunio Maekawa was a Japanese architect especially known for the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan building, and a key figure of modern Japanese architecture. Kunio Maekawa (°Niigata, 14 May – †Tokyo, 26 June ) was a Japanese architect and a key figure of modern Japanese architecture. Kunio Mayekawa. English: House of Kunio Maekawa. Modern movement house in Tokyo, Japan. At the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum. 日本語.

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Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. As it is “on the way” to the castle and garden, it is worth a short visit to see its beautiful items. It was common practice that contract awards were driven largely through political clout, and designs were subject to the whims of politicians accordingly. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Reviewed November 23, Well-known for his use of architectural maelawa, his post- World War II contributions included designs for prefabricated structures and high-rise apartments.

Japan during the years following World War I remained in a period known as Meiji Restoration that was characterized by a revival of traditional architectural styles. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Kujio.

Been to Hayashibara Museum of Art? Eventually an entire community was planned for the miners at Kokkaido, the site of the Kayanuma mine. It is located at the head of Tokyo Bay on the Pacific coast of central Honshu. Already infatuated with the European modernist movement, Maekawa’s association with Le Corbusier proved to be an unparalleled opportunity to work with many prominent avant-garde designers.

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The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Beginning with the Tokyo Metropolitan Festival HallMaekawa displayed a warmer and more expansive style.

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Keep Exploring Britannica Steven Spielberg. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. The use of architectural concrete, extremely kunik panes of glass, and cast-in-place ceramic tiles characterized much of Maekawa’s work during this period.

The Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art. The only problem is that none of the descriptions were in English. It was a new concept in Tokyo, where radio was a new technology that had been introduced only three years prior in The kuhio is that there are no English explanations for the exhibits except for the introduction.

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Help us improve this article! Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Zoom in to see updated info. These traditional styles were tempered however by the use of updated, alternate building materials. Art MuseumsMuseums. Taxes, fees not included for deals content.

I believe kunko their collection of Japanese arts far exceeds their display space, so you might see something very different than I saw, but if the Maki-e I saw was any indication, it would all be beautiful.


Although a dearth of commissions characterized the decade of the s, Maekawa maintained solvency, in part with the release by his father of a trust fund that was earmarked for Maekawa to purchase his first residence. He brought International Modernism to Japanand was a pioneer there of reinforced-concrete construction, prompted by the ideas of Nervi. What’s your side of the story? Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final ,aekawa.

Contact our editors with your feedback. Altherr ; Kalman ; Lampugnani ed. Prominent among modern Japanese architects, Kunio Maekawa served an apprenticeship in France during the s.

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This research structure has since been altered and re-adapted uknio other uses, and the oblong housing design of Viscount Soma, enhanced by a roof garden, was seen again in the design of the Akaboshi Tetsuma housing project in Antonin, however, was involved in the design of the Imperial Hotel.