A number of contemporary minarets are still built in the Ottoman or Mamluk style, but there are notable exceptions such as the futuristic mosque designed by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange
for the King Faisal Foundation in Riyadh.
Architect Kenzo Tange
also had that in mind, he said.
TOKYO -- Mariko Nagai walked outside Yoyogi National Stadium -- the late-architect Kenzo Tange
's masterpiece from Tokyo's 1964 Olympics -- and pictured the city in that era.
Noteworthy are replicas of two wellknown yet elusive structures that present a view of modern Japan infused with images of the past: Kenzo Tange
's house from 1953 and Taian, a teahouse associated with the sixteenth-century tea master Sen no Rikyu and championed in the twentieth century by modernists who viewed it as encapsulating a uniquely Japanese aesthetic.
Each chapter identifies one or two designers with the concept they pioneered, from Bertram Goodhue and the "Romantic City" to Kenzo Tange
and Norman Foster's "Techno-ecological City." Many of the examples Graham has chosen--the Mall of America, the Disney-sponsored town Celebration, subdivisions off Mulholland Drive--would likely be excluded from architecture textbooks.
They picked up the 1978 master plan for a Peace Park by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange
, who built Tokyo's Yoyogi National Stadium, the main site for the 64 Olympics.
Discovery Primea, the newest luxury hotel in Makati, owned and managed by TDLCI was designed by world-renowned architect, Kenzo Tange
. The 68-storey skyscraper features classic Mediterranean Chinoiserie-inspired aesthetics designed to be timeless but up-to-date with modern amenities.
For more than five decades he was a lone voice in the wilderness, preaching "back to the bahay kubo and the bahay na bato," while contemporaries such as Lor Calma and Leandro Locsin explored the innovations of Le Corbusier, the Bauhaus school and later Frank Gehry and Kenzo Tange
To get an idea of just how big Tokyo is you can return to Shinjuku and visit Tokyo's city administration, housed in two enormous high-rise buildings made from steel and glass and designed by the architect Kenzo Tange
He mentioned in this regard the Skopje earthquake of 1963 and one of the best-known and most creative architects of the 20th century, Kenzo Tange
, who, at the Japanese Emperor's initiative, provided solutions for the reconstruction of Macedonia's capital, and recalled the compassion and aid from the people of Macedonia for the tsunami-stricken regions of Japan.