Mori Art Museum / Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of Its Transformation

  • Sometimes I feel lucky to be an architect and given opportunities to think about architecture. It is because architecture is a multifaceted media and I get to think about everything. When I think about a kitchen, for example, I imagine the position and material of a dining table, food and cutlery on the table, and family conversations. When designing a bedroom, I think about views from the window, how light enters the room, and types of patterns on the curtains. I explore ways to connect the first and second floors, while thinking about the material for the stairs and the touch of handrails. When designing architecture accommodating public programs, I think about how it should connect with society, while oscillating between structural rationality and design in order to control costs. …

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