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ARATA ISOZAKI CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
ARATA ISOZAKI CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE

ARATA ISOZAKI

CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE

ARATA ISOZAKI (b.1931 - ) IDEAS FROM TRADITION Japanese architect Arata Isozaki is known for
ARATA ISOZAKI (b.1931 - )
IDEAS FROM TRADITION
Japanese
architect Arata
Isozaki is known
for using bold,
exaggerated
INVENTIVE
DETAILING
forms
and
inventive
detailing
and
often integrates
BOLD FORMS
Traditional
/
Vernacular
ideas
into
his
designs.
Archi-magician: Arata Isozaki at his Roppongi studio in Tokyo
Biography  Born  July 23, 1931 in Oita, Kyushu, Japan  Education  1954:

Biography

Biography  Born  July 23, 1931 in Oita, Kyushu, Japan  Education  1954: University

Born

July 23, 1931 in Oita, Kyushu, Japan

Education

1954: University of Tokyo, Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering

Apprenticed with architect Kenzo Tange (1954-63)

Established Arata Isozaki & Associates in 1963, the base from which he has continued to work ever since.

Works China Wetland Museum, Hangzhou, China, 2006 Oita Prefectural Library, 1966
Works
China Wetland Museum,
Hangzhou, China, 2006
Oita Prefectural
Library, 1966

Works

Museum of Modern Art, Gunma (1974) Art Tower Mito (1990)
Museum of Modern Art,
Gunma (1974)
Art Tower Mito (1990)

Works

VAULTED STRUCTURES I N S P I R AT I O N L E D
VAULTED
STRUCTURES
I N S P I R AT I O N
L E D O U X
Kitakyushu Central
Library (1972–5)
DIFFERENT FORMS
AND MASSES
Tsukuba Center Building
(1983)

Works

Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (1986) Team Disney building in Florida (1991)
Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (1986)
Team Disney building in Florida (1991)

Works

Team Disney building Florida (1991)
Team Disney building
Florida (1991)
Works Hezheng Museum of Natural History, Hezheng, China, 2008
Works
Hezheng Museum of
Natural History,
Hezheng, China, 2008
Works
Works

New Bologna Station, Bologna, Italy (2008)

His activities, spanning over a half century, have gone beyond thought, art, design, music, film, theatre and of course architecture, and they have raised questions spanning multiple ages and multiple disciplines.

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE BUILDING (2002-04) DOHA, QATAR Architect: Arata Isozaki & i-net + Cat
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE
BUILDING (2002-04)
DOHA, QATAR
Architect: Arata Isozaki & i-net + Cat / Isozaki, Kojima, Akamatsu
Client: Qatar Foundation for Education, Science & Community
Built Area: 36,363 m²
Cost: US$ 83,228,334

INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION Site plan  This building was the first built on the expansion of the master
INTRODUCTION Site plan  This building was the first built on the expansion of the master
INTRODUCTION Site plan  This building was the first built on the expansion of the master

Site plan

This building was the first

built on the

expansion of the master plan of The Education City which is a 2,500-acre campus on the outskirts of Doha, and hosts branch campuses of some of the world‘s leading universities, as well as numerous other educational and research institutions.

It consists of a liberal art and science department, for first and second year college students.

to be

Master Plan of Education city Feb 2004, also developed by Arata Isozaki and asscociates. SITE

Master Plan of Education city Feb 2004, also developed by Arata Isozaki and asscociates.

SITE AND CONTEXT

developed by Arata Isozaki and asscociates. SITE AND CONTEXT QATAR is a small country located on

QATAR is a small country located on a peninsula protruding into Persian Gulf. The site is in relation to Islamic tradition

Landscape: desert, sand and rock
Landscape:
desert,
sand
and rock

Nature: Harsh sun Climate: Hot wind

Gulf. The site is in relation to Islamic tradition Landscape: desert, sand and rock Nature: Harsh
DESIGN PRINCIPLES South east View  ‘Double roof/double wall’  ‘Mosaic’  ‘Geometric pattern’

DESIGN PRINCIPLES

DESIGN PRINCIPLES South east View  ‘Double roof/double wall’  ‘Mosaic’  ‘Geometric pattern’
South east View
South east View
DESIGN PRINCIPLES South east View  ‘Double roof/double wall’  ‘Mosaic’  ‘Geometric pattern’

‘Double roof/double wall’

‘Mosaic’

‘Geometric pattern’

DESIGN ELEMENTS

DESIGN ELEMENTS Islamic Art: abstraction, pure geometry, pattern Classroom and Flexible Learning Area (FLA) enclosed by
Islamic Art: abstraction, pure geometry, pattern Classroom and Flexible Learning Area (FLA) enclosed by glass
Islamic Art: abstraction, pure
geometry, pattern
Classroom and Flexible Learning Area
(FLA) enclosed by glass walls. Sight
lines are controlled by aluminum
shades. Natural light from the skylights
is reflected into the space using
reflectors
Looking up at the wind tower from the
patio: A traditional element, the wind
tower, 'Al-barajeel' is used for
ventilating the semi basement parking
floor
Al barajeel – traditional Islamic
architectural element of the region
The back of GRC panels, of the double wall are painted yellow SPACE USED FOR
The back of GRC panels, of
the double wall are painted
yellow
SPACE USED FOR HVAC
DUCTING UNITS
DIFFUSED LIGHT
Double
Wall/Shade
Double
Roof
/
Reflector
LIGHT Double Wall/Shade Double Roof / Reflector Ceiling with a quasi-crystal pattern: contrast of

Ceiling with a quasi-crystal pattern: contrast of mirror-finish column and aluminium cast screen.

Roof / Reflector Ceiling with a quasi-crystal pattern: contrast of mirror-finish column and aluminium cast screen.
Pattern Arabesque pure geometry Mineral /Crystal – Quasi Crystal(structure found in Combination of only 3
Pattern
Arabesque
pure
geometry
Mineral /Crystal – Quasi
Crystal(structure found in
Combination of only 3
shapes has created
complex geometry
1984)

ZONING

ZONING Ground Floor Plan  ZONING:  The building is a two story building and a
ZONING Ground Floor Plan  ZONING:  The building is a two story building and a

Ground Floor Plan

ZONING Ground Floor Plan  ZONING:  The building is a two story building and a

ZONING:

The

building is a two

story building and a

semi-basement

level

that

as parking garage.

serves

a

The first floor contains mass activity rooms (i.e. classrooms and laboratories)

Rooms with smaller and quieter activity (i.e. faculty offices) are allocated on the second floor.

BLACK AND WHITE

BLACK: spaces with definite label e.g.

classrooms, lecture

,

halls,

conference

toilet etc

WHITE: no definite

label – potential to

allow

multiple

activities within

Circular lecture halls connect the ground and the first floor , through translucent screen installed within entire interior, one can enjoy the movements of the projections of students wandering around

within entire interior, one can enjoy the movements of the projections of students wandering around First

First Floor Plan

within entire interior, one can enjoy the movements of the projections of students wandering around First
FLA : white Classroom: black Lecture hall : black
FLA : white
Classroom: black
Lecture hall : black
FLA : white Classroom: black Lecture hall : black
FLA : white Classroom: black Lecture hall : black
Timeline  1967 -  1968-  1969 -  1970 -  1975- 

Timeline

Timeline  1967 -  1968-  1969 -  1970 -  1975-  1979-1984-

1967 -

1968-

1969 -

1970 -

1975-

1979-1984-

1982-

1983-

1984-

Award from the Architectural Institute of Japan for the Oita Prefecture in library

Architectural Award for the Year Book Library in Oita Prefecture Newcomer Prize

Artist of the Ministry of Culture for the Fukuoka City Bank, Oita branch.

Special prize of the Expo 70

Award from the Architectural Institute of Japan for the prefecture of

Gunma

Central Library in Kita

Juror for the Pritzker Architecture Prize

Juror at the international competition for the Parc de la Villette in Paris

Awards of Interiors Magazine for the Hauserman Schowroom and

Mainichi Art for

international competition for The Peak,

Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Letters by the French Ministry of Culture

Museum and the

Building Contractors Society of the Kyushu

the Tsukuba Center

Building, juror at the Tokyo

Timeline  1985 -  1986 -  1988-  1988-1989-  1988-1990 - 

Timeline

Timeline  1985 -  1986 -  1988-  1988-1989-  1988-1990 -  1990-

1985 -

1986 -

1988-

1988-1989-

1988-1990 -

1990-

1990-1995-

Juror for R. S. Reynolds Memorial Award

RIBA Gold medal

Juror at the international competition for City Information, juror

at the competition for Hawaii Loa

Juror at the competition for the National Theater of Japan commission member from 1988 to the Kumamoto Artpolis Project, Member of the Council Building in Japan

Asahi Award, Asahi Shimbun, Arnold W. Brunner Prize from the

American Academy and Institute of

competition jury chairman for the Passenger Terminal Building at

the International

Juror in the competition "Triangle de la Folie" in Paris

Overall planning of the International Garden Show in Osaka

Chicago Architecture Award

Judge of the International Competition for the EXPO '95 in Vienna

College Media Art Center,

Arts and Letters, the

Airport, Kansai

References  ‘JP- Architecture in Japan’ by Philip Jodiodio  www.arataisozaki.org official website Arata

References

References  ‘JP- Architecture in Japan’ by Philip Jodiodio  www.arataisozaki.org official website Arata

‘JP- Architecture in Japan’ by Philip Jodiodio

www.arataisozaki.org official website Arata Isozaki Associates

http://www.qatarconvention.com

www.encyclopedia.com

Arata Isozaki: astonishing by design’ June 1 2008,The Japan Times

www.wikipedia.com

www.akdn.org - Aga Khan Awards official website

www.archnet.org

THANK YOU PRESENTED BY RUCHIRA SRIVASTAVA (M.ARCH. I)

THANK YOU

THANK YOU PRESENTED BY RUCHIRA SRIVASTAVA (M.ARCH. I)

PRESENTED BY RUCHIRA SRIVASTAVA (M.ARCH. I)