“New Tendency of Japanese Architecture after the disaster”
Lecture by Riichi Miyake, professor at Fuji Women’s University on Wednesday 26th of October 2016 at 6:30PM at the auditorium.
After the Great Earthquake of Tohoku of 2011, which caused tremendous calamities by tsunami, Japanese architects came to contemplate on the disaster mitigation in terms of new conception of architecture and planning. At the same time, measures for global environment have come to be strictly implemented. Since the author has acted as coordinator and advisor for such new policy, actual cases by new tendency will be shown by leading architects, such as Shigeru Ban, Coelacanth Architects, Atelier Tekuto, Sosuke Fujimoto, and so on,. The lecture deals with the actual tendency by these architects after the brief explanation about the evolution of Japanese architecture since 1945.
About the lecturer
Born in Tokyo in 1948. After graduating from the University of Tokyo (1972), he finished the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1979), then he obtained the doctor of Engineering at the University of Tokyo (1981). After working as a professor at Shibaura Institute of Technology, Université de Liège, Keio University, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers in Paris, he joined in Fuji Women’s University in Sapporo as vice-president in 2010, and is now teaching as professor. He majors in history of architecture, heritage conservation and as well as urban planning, so that he has had many opportunities to give lectures in many institutions such as Moscow Architectural Institute, Tsinghua University in Beijing, Rice University in Houston and so on. He has been involved in many activities bridging Japan and France as vice-president of the Société franco-japonaise des techniques industrielles.
He has been engaged in urban planning and management of Yokohama, Helsinki, Shenyang (China), Gondar (Ethiopia) as well as in the conservation works such as Probota Monastery (Romania) and Gunda Gundo Monastery (Ethiopia). In this context he has been leading the “International Forum for Urban Growth and Heritage Conservation” gathering many institutions from many Asian and European countries since 2003.
His major publications are “Image of Fin-de-Siècle” (Collins,London,1988), “Le dessin d‘architecture de l’Ecole des Beaux Arts” (Artauld, Paris, 1989), “The Monophysites” (TOTO Publisher,Tokyo,1994), “Weaving Culture, Creating Culture” (Kajima Publishing, Tokyo, 2005), “Shigeru Ban: Paper in Architecture” (Rizzoli, New York, 2009 “Saint-Gobain” (Takeda Randomhouse Japan, 2010), “Atsuta - Re-vision of Hokkaido” (Flick Studio, Tokyo, 2013). He has organized a series of architectural exhibitions such as “Le Japon des avant-gardes” (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris), Parallel Nippon (Maison culturelle du Japon, Paris, et al.).