Posted by Mini on January 21, 2003 at 05:32:09:
In Reply to: Re: Frank Lloyd Wright and japanese architecture. posted by polyrhythmic on January 20, 2003 at 13:40:23:
I do agree with what polyrhythmic said, 'there really is no answer. it's all influence.' Yap......that's totally right!
Let's see the situation here. Lloyds - Lloyds is not here with us anymore. Who knows where or how he is influenced by Japenese architecture? Even though we wake him up and ask him, 'hey, man. Is your work influenced by Japenese style?' He might answer, 'Hey, please, sir. My design is totally original. I didn't copy them from anyone.....Ohhhh....let me rest in peace.....' You might feel I'm telling you a joke, but I'm quite serious tho. What I'm trying to say is that there's no exactly a correct answer, but see how you link Lloyd's design and Japenese architecture together.
Let's try to find some example.
Lloyd is a modernist. Read the architectural history, and we know that modernist do care a lot about function. See those Japenese architectures. They are so pure and lack of ornament. They discover the pure beauty with materials. Look at Tadao Ando, that minimal language, that excellence in considering budget and functionalism.
Some other element you might find similar between Lloyd and Japenese is the way they involve nature into their architectural design. Believe you can recall one of the Lloyd's design, where he use water as the engine to activate the original pure geometer......and Look at those Japenese ones, they pay a lot attention to involve nature within their architectonic form. If you've ever been to Japan. Pay a bit attention to those landscape element in a building. Sometimes you'll surprisely find that even the annual rings of a tree follows the direction of the architectural geometry.
Finally. I appologise about my piggy English....if it makes my wording doesn't make sense, then.....please forgive me to waste of ur time on reading these.....
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