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Post Modernist Architect - Arata Isozaki

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Alan Li

on 9 September 2012

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Project 2: Oral Presentation 20th Century Design Student Name: Alan Li
Student I.D.: 7250282 Teacher: Diana Haig Arata Isozaki Post Modernist Architect Background
Example works of Arata Isozaki
Referencing Overview: Source:
http://ifd-arch.blogspot.com.au/2011/04/architect-biography-arata-isozaki.html Source: http://www.grahamfoundation.org/grantees/220-project-japan-metabolism-talks Born in Oita, Japan, 23/07/1931
Japanese Architect, Teacher and Theorist
He is a leading architect of his generation
He became an influential proponent of the avant-garde conceptual approach to architecture
University of Tokyo on 1950 and graduating on 1954
He worked for Kenzo Tange & Urtec until 1963
In the 1970s Isozaki's architecture became more historical in its orientation Background: Some of Isozaki's design Source: http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2011/08/10/arata-isozaki-and-anish-kapoor-to-bring-mobile-concert-hall-to-devastated-regions-in-tohoku/ Source: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/yokoonoofficial/2965419611/ Source: http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria=O%3AAD%3AE%3A2837%7CA%3AAR%3AE%3A1&page_number=16&template_id=1&sort_order=1 Qatar National Convention Centre Source: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Qatar-National-Convention-Centre/5021295 It grand opened on 04/12/2011
He was boasting an iconic design and cutting edge facilities
the centre spans an area of 177,000 sq meters
It consists of a specially designed roof containing 3,600 sqm of solar panels Source: http://www.archilovers.com/p60821/QATAR-CONVENTION-CENTRE QNCC theatre to seat 2,300 in three tiers.
The QNCC also had 40, 000 m2 of exhibition space
Three additional tiered auditoriums
Total of 52 meeting rooms
Spacious pre-function, exhibition foyers
Dedicated registration desks, business centre, media rooms Source: http://qatarconvention.com/site/en/Experience_Qatar/Access.aspx Source: http://www.designbuild-network.com/projects/qatarnationalconvent/qatarnationalconvent4.html Arata Isozaki's early works Source: http://www.hueprojects.com/colaborations/index.htm Shaped like tree trunks
Monumentally uprising branches
Made by steel, wood, marble and glass
This iconic tree branch façade will change its colour daily due to six undercoats.
Received the “Leadership in Energy and Environment Design” award by the U.S Green Building Council Palau San Jordi Source: http://de.dbpedia.org/page/Palau_Sant_Jordi Source: http://de.dbpedia.org/page/Palau_Sant_Jordi Located at Barcelona
Covered sports pavilion
For the competitions of athletic and rhythmic gymnastics and the finals of handball and volleyball of the 1992 Olympic Games Source: http://www.partyearth.com/barcelona/stadiums/palau-sant-jordi-2/ It has a capacity for 17,000 spectators
The ventilation system is designed to be supported by an air-conditioning installation if necessary
It is made by a large concave metallic grid
Its a modern design became the symbol of the Barcelona of the Olympic Games. Source: http://www.spainisculture.com/en/monumentos/barcelona/palau_de_sant_jordi.html In Conclusion:

Isozaki's works combine a traditional Japanese sensibility with Western postmodernism
Leading 20th-century Japanese designers
Isozaki's "style" has been a series of modes that have come as a response to these influences.
He has got many honors Source: http://www.stylesquare.com/Arata-Isozaki/pictures Referencing:

http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria=O%3AAD%3AE%3A2837&page_number=1&sort_order=1&template_id=1 Thankyou!!
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