Posted by polyrhythmic on January 20, 2003 at 13:40:23:
In Reply to: Frank Lloyd Wright and japanese architecture. posted by sharrea on January 20, 2003 at 12:41:14:
in regards to your question; there really is no answer. it's all influence. when taking a look at architecture, there needs to be an understanding that it's all universal design -
japan is an island; a culture which is not indefinitely based upon survival, but maintaining a painsaking lifestyle that can accompany to it's people, considering there are many abrupt earthquake calls.
the japanese architecture isn't necessarily 'modern design' - althought it does have a contemporary feel to it, it is all and only all based on a lifestyle which is much more different than that of western civilization.
frank lloyd was a modernist. there was and still is much controversy concerning the modernist movement and it's comparison to the teachings, morals etc. of the previous arhictectures [baroque, renessaince etc]. lloyd did lots of vigorous research about japanese architecture, landscape, urban etc... and concluded [indirectly] that the modernist lifestyle could benefit, containing just a list of beliefs shared by the japanese.
the seven lamps of architecture - i can't remember them right now ;)
but some important points:
-keeping design to it's minimal is very important - you must consider budget, functionalism, diversified adaptations from all people of the world.
-never include something that isn't necessary or won't benefit the structure itself. style is a fad. fad's go away and usualyl don't return for years.
-let your structure camoflouge with nature. this was easy for the japanese architecture being that it was a very small island and their materials were purely natural resources.
ok, i'm talking too much. if what i'm saying doesn't make sense, forgive me; i just got up an hour ago. TA TA
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