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Marc Treib Dichotomies Of Dwelling
Marc Treib discusses contemporary Japanese architecture as both continuity with and change from traditions dating from the 17th...
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Marc Trieb introduces his theme as “Dichotomies of dwelling.” He will point out the continuities and differences between the...
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Marc Treib discusses the flexible, fluid, additive spaces of 17th century Edo architecture, and points out similarities and...
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Treib reviews the history of gardens and parks in Japan, which is very different from anything in the West. Seventeenth century...

Marc Treib Dichotomies Of Dwelling

January 23, 1986 | Video Lecturer:

Marc Treib discusses contemporary Japanese architecture as
both continuity with and change from traditions dating from the 17th century Edo period and beyond. He discusses work that evokes infinite, additivespace and finite space. He contrasts works that emphasize the grid and those that stress the event on the grid. Treib contrasts the traditions of the private garden and the public garden in Japan. Fourth, he discusses the enduring interplay of the architectonic and the metaphorical in Japanese dwellings. Last, he discusses contemporary works in terms of the traditional aesthetic principles of shibui (simplicity) and opulent exuberance.

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Marc Trieb introduces his theme as “Dichotomies of dwelling.” He will point out the continuities and differences between the...
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Marc Treib discusses the flexible, fluid, additive spaces of 17th century Edo architecture, and points out similarities and...
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Treib discusses the traditional Japanese modular grid as a three-dimensional frame promoting a sense of calm. Hiromi Fuji’s...
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Treib reviews the history of gardens and parks in Japan, which is very different from anything in the West. Seventeenth century...

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Marc Treib discusses the flexible, fluid, additive spaces of 17th century Edo architecture, and points out similarities and differences in the work of Hiroshi Hara and Tadao Ando. Treib discusses the work of Hara and Ando as based on walls, that disrupt traditional Japanese infinite space with finite divisions. However their work retains traditional cool neutrality, as well as dramatic effects of hiding and revealing views.


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Treib reviews the history of gardens and parks in Japan, which is very different from anything in the West. Seventeenth century Edo gardens were heightened backdrops for recreation. Later Zen gardens were vehicles for meditation. The subsequent development of the tea ceremony encouraged the development of gardens that functioned as transition paths from the tumult of the world into retreats of calm, characterized by asymmetry, equilibrium, use of unfinished materials, and use of water. For public parks, the only Japanese equivalent
would be the grounds of Buddhist temples. Currently, the closest analogy would be the public areas surrounding urban transportation hubs.