The art of structural relation: Kazuo Shinohara’s “strong structures” design thinking

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dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Shuaizhongen_US
dc.contributor.authorKotnik, Tonien_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Architectureen
dc.contributor.organizationEidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürichen_US
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-15T08:28:27Z
dc.date.available2023-11-15T08:28:27Z
dc.date.issued2023-03-05en_US
dc.description.abstractWith increased interest in materials and construction in the architectural field, the use of building structure as the element of architectural expression has gained interest in recent years. In his analysis of contemporary Swiss architecture, Arthur Rüegg has coined the notion of “Strong Structures” for the tendency to activate a load-bearing structure for spatial and conceptual expression. The article applies this notion to the works of renowned Japanese architect Kazuo Shinohara, who has influenced many prominent Swiss figures in the debate over “Strong Structures.” By conducting phenomenological research on his experimental practices in House in White, Tanikawa House, and House in Uehara, the article examines how Shinohara used the organisation of structural elements and relations to express the architectural and cultural context. Finally, by contrasting the structural design methods used in Switzerland and Japan, this article aims to introduce a relational structure design mindset in order to complement and extend the concept of “Strong Structures”, which can enrich structural design by focusing on the art of structural relations.en
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dc.format.extent3141-3154
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dc.identifier.citationWang, S & Kotnik, T 2023, ' The art of structural relation: Kazuo Shinohara’s “strong structures” design thinking ', JOURNAL OF ASIAN ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING ENGINEERING, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 3141-3154 . https://doi.org/10.1080/13467581.2023.2182633en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13467581.2023.2182633en_US
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dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/124496
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-202311156854
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dc.publisherArchitectural Institute of Japan
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJOURNAL OF ASIAN ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING ENGINEERINGen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 22, issue 6en
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dc.titleThe art of structural relation: Kazuo Shinohara’s “strong structures” design thinkingen
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