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Shin Takamatsu
Shin Takamatsu presents a many slides of his work, "machine gun style," as a translator provides English versions of Japanese...

Shin Takamatsu

Shin Takamatsu presents a many slides of his work, “machine gun style,” as a translator provides English versions of Japanese remarks. He reviews a wide range of commercial, residential, and religious projects. He maintains that he is inspired and incorporates elements of traditional Japanese architecture, yet arrives at designs that are far more dynamic and expressive using modern materials. After the slides, Takamatsu presents three videos that use moving images, music and computer graphics to convey the spirit of three projects: the Kirin Plaza in Osaka, the Earthtecture Sub-1 underground commercial building in Tokyo, and the Octagon tower proposed for the Shibuya district of Tokyo. After the videos, Takamatsu responds to questions from the audience.

Clips

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Michael Rotondi introduces Shin Takmatsu. Takamatsu graduated with a doctorate in architecture from Kyoto University in 1980, and...
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Shin Takamatsu jokes that the only Japanese architects who don't speak English are Tadao Ando and himself. A female translator...
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