The quintessential japanese architect, Kengo Kuma has forged a modern design language that artfully combines the country's traditional building crafts with sophisticated technologies and materials. Kenneth Frampton frames Kuma's work in the context of post-war Japan's flourishing architecture scene. From his iconic Water/Glass (1995) to the Nezu Museum in Tokyo (2009), each building is presented through descriptive text, newly commissioned photographs,
‘S,M,L,XL’ presents a selection of the design work produced by the Dutch firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.) and its founder, Rem Koolhaas. The collaboration between Koolhaas and designer Bruce Mau weaves together architectural projects, photos and sketches, diary excerpts, personal travelogues, fairy tales, and fables, as well as critical essays on contemporary architecture and society.
This collection of previously unpublished drawings, diagrams, and other remnants of the architectural process provides new insight into well-known projects like the Parc de la Villette and the New Acropolis Museum, as well as tracing a number of unbuilt proposals and speculations. NOTATIONS (Diagrams and Sequences) offers a unique view into the working process of Tschumi and his office. influenced international architectural culture