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Hitoshi Abe

On-The-Spot - The John Dinkeloo Memorial Lecture




On-The-Spot is a unique and beautiful collection of architectural projects by the noted Japanese architecture studio of the same name directed by Hitoshe Abe. According to the author, "architecture is a medium" that can delicately balance phenomena that emerge as particular forces within a given project. Abe's projects fuse distinctions between architecture and landscape, image and material, architect and user, forging new collaborative relationships from which the practice continually develops. Featured projects include the Reihoku Community Hall (2002), Aoba-tei restaurant (2005) and the K-Museum (2005). Hitoshi Abe delivered the John Dinkeloo Memorial Lecture at the University of Michigan in March 2005, an annual event celebrating innovative forms of construction and architectural practice.

Edited by Gretchen Wilkins

Essays by Gretchen Wilkins, Ken Tadashi Oshima, and George Wagner

Design by Christian Unverzagt and Rachel Rush

  • Paperback: 122 pages
  • Published: 2008
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.0 inches
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-891197-39-0

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