10 Aug 2008

Litteratur 4 - Fujimori Terunobu



Ichiya-tei (One Night Teahouse) 2003


"What exactly is International Vernacular? International was one of the distingushing charateristics of the twentieth century; vernacular dates back to an ancient stratum of human history. The two words seems to suggest opposite dicections in the flow of history. How could they have come together?
...
At long last have I come up with an ansewer to the question. International was a condition that existed, not just in twentieth-century architecture, but at the starting point of humanskind's architectural history."
Ur: Towards an Architecture of Humankind


Takasugi-an (Too-High Teahouse) 2003-04
"On the far left in the distance is the house where Toyo Ito grew up. Even though the two of us grew up in the same area and during the same period, what we create is completely opposite. The relationship between human beings and their evironments is not simple and straightforward." Bildtext till bilden ovan.

"My favorite Fujimori story is the one about his first day in class. He is a baby boomer; by the time he entered school, Japan's education system had been democratized. On his first day in school, he and his fellow first-graders entered a classroom. The teachers instructed them, once they had piped down, to sit where they liked. Desks and charis were arranged in orderly rows. Students took seats in diffrent parts of the classroom. Some preferred to sit in front, while others sat in the back. Young Fujimori chose to sit by the window – not in a chair by the window, but on the window ledge itself. He perched on the ledge, which gave him a higher vantage point, and decided that would be his place."
Top of the Roof av Genpei Akasegawa.

Att läsa om Fujimori och begrunda hans byggnader är en fantatiskt och lärorik upplevelse. Hans byggnader, främst te-husen är exempel på en extremt framskriden arkitektur där texturen på husen ges maximal omsorg för samverka med omgivningen, med sitt perspektiv som arkitekturhistoriker och sina observationer som arkitekturdektektiv på Tokyos gator uppnår han insikter om byggnaders förhållande till sin omgivning. Vissa av byggnaderna skrämmer mig, som Fujimoris egen villa. Men rädsla är också en känsla att vårda och ta hand om.

Det direkt klumpiga och oformliga i volymerna som skissas upp skapar en bild av en annan värld, en värld som är lite svårare att få riktigt tag om. Det vore dock intressant att se hur Fujimori skulle välja att hantera ett genuint urban miljö.

Titel: Fujimori Terunobu Architecture
År: 2007
ISBN: 978-4-88706-283-2
Förlag: Toto

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