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Urban Flashes Asia: New Architecture and Urbanism in Asia

Urban Flashes Asia: New Architecture and Urbanism in Asia

Nicholas Boyarsky (Guest Editor), Peter Lang (Guest Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-85831-8

Nov 2003

128 pages

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Description

Urban Flashes Asia, from Wiley's Architectural Design series is a bold conceptual and architectural response to Eurocentric research in architecture. It introduces a network of globally dispersed architects and theorists working primarily in Asia.

The contributors of Urban Flashes Asia are a globally active body that is fast developing a rapidly evolving language of urban imagination and invention. This is a new and intriguing version of events which is in step with the nature of urban developments in Asia, as much of the region continues to come alive.

  • The latest in Wiley's Architectural Design series
  • Featuring articles and projects inside and beyond Asia, it also includes interviews with Kazuo Shinohara and Nobuyaki Furuya and a Practice Profile of the Chinese architect Yung Ho Chang
  • All participants are leading architects/theorists in their own countries and this publication will introduce for the first time a number of key players and their work
  • Unique photo essays together with a vast body of architectural and art projects makes this a visual and exciting publication
  • The first comprehensive publication on the Urban Flashes Group, this book should be of interest to architects, artists and urban designers
Editorial (Helen Castle).

Introduction: Dirty Cities (Nicholas Boyarsky).

Chinatown is Everywhere (Peter Lang).

Introduction: Micro-Urbanism (Ti-Nan Chi).

Way of Display: Urban Tactics in the Context of the Betel Nut Culture in Taiwan (Karl-Heinz Klopf).

Anarchy and Beyond: An interview with Kazuo Shinohara (Hirohisa Hemmi).

What is Made in Tokyo? (Yoshharu Tsukamoto).

Hyper Complex Living (Nobuyaki Furuya).

Gaikoku Mura: Japanese Foreign Country Villages (Sue Barr).

In the Age of Indeterminacy: Towards a Non-Visual Pragmaticism (Gary Chang).

Pearl River Delta:  Lean Planning, Thin Patterns (Laurent Guiterrez & Valérie Portefaix).

Bangkok: Liquid Perception (Brian McGrath).

Reconstruction Solidarity: The Thao Tribe (Nicholas Boyarsky).

Action (Verb) Taipei (Sand Helsel).

Modern Heritage: A Terrain of the Question (Guyon Chung).

Hanoi (Justine Grahame).

Contributors Biographies.

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Building Profile Great 'Bamboo' Wall  (Jeremy Melvin).

Practice Profile: Yung Ho Chang (Jayne Merkel)

Engineering Exegesis Bridging the Gap with Collaborative Design Programs for CAD/CAM (André Chaszar).

Interior Eye: Architecture Without Architects (Craig Kellogg).

Urban Entropy: A Tale of Three Cities (Thomas Deckker).

Site Lines: Gooderham and Wort's Distillery, Toronto, Canada (Sean Stanwick).

“This publication widens debate by looking towards Asia, and ensuring that what is seen there, is not lost in translation” (Perspective Vol. 13 No. 5 September/ October 2004)