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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Plenary Lectures

The Challenge of Modern Architecture - Homage to Mr. Yasuhiko Hangai -

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Plenary Lectures
  • Pages: 3
  • Title: The Challenge of Modern Architecture - Homage to Mr. Yasuhiko Hangai -
  • Author(s): Toyo Ito
  • Keywords: architecture, modern architecture, Toyo Ito, Hangai
Abstract
Human beings used to live by the river for water resources. Their bodies are like a branch of the river taking in water. Human beings used to truly be a part of nature. However, people living in the modern world now think that one can live under any environment as long as they carry a bottle of water. They believe that human beings can be independent from nature. The same is true with architecture. People used to live in a cave or on a tree but they came out from the cave or down from the tree and build their houses on the ground. They began to use geometry to create architecture they created a new order that is independent from the natural world. From the ancient Greece until this very day, people have been proud of this ability. The history of architecture can be perceived as the history of geometry.

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