Eastern Promises

Zeitgenössische Architektur und Raumproduktion in Ostasien


A new type of architecture is emerging in East Asia’s cultural landscape

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Pioneering archtectural projects are currently originating in the East Asian countries of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan. Not only do local conditions and traditions play a role that is just as important as knowledge of global media technologies, social awareness, ecological strategies, as well as artistic practices are also being combined in a new way. This architecture is less interested in iconic objects and spectacular forms, but rather more in a structural rearrangement of society in its spatial dimensions. A social aesthetic is being ushered in whose strategies are more mindful of the world’s diminishing resources.The volume introduces more than sixty architectural projects in East Asia. It includes essays on the various relationship between architecture and everyday spatial practice in the individual countries, and is supplemented by graphic and photographic mapping of uniquely Asian phenomena. Exhibition schedule: MAK, Vienna, June 5-October 6, 2013

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Weight 300 g
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 26 August 2013
Number of pages 304
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Text by Mónica Carriço, Roan Ching-yueh, Andreas Fogarasi, Harry den Hartog, Sung Hong Kim, Jun Jiang, Bert de Muynck, Christina Nägele, Christian Teckert, Alke Thamsen, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, and Julian Worrall
Dimensions N/A
Weight 300 g


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