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By Robert Sabella, Feifei Li, David Liu

Lately the overseas group has began to scrutinize and, in lots of circumstances, condemn the atrocities that happened at Nanking in overdue 1937. this is often all a part of a bigger all over the world stream during which either international locations and multinational teams are trying to arrive closure concerning previous atrocities and inhumanities. As represented by way of the participants to this e-book, those actions have an significance achieving a ways past aggressors or sufferers, past admission or vindication, yet particularly are a look for the typical reasons of all human atrocities and for options that will set humanity on a course towards a extra peaceable and harmonious overseas group.

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1 941 ) What's the d ifference between design i ng a si ngle-fa m i ly home on comm ission and desig n i ng apartments for u n known occupants? Kazuyo Sej ima : 'A part m e nt b u i ld i n gs h o u s e a w i d e range of res i d e nt s . Even so, most developers want c o m p lete ly h omoge n e o u s b u i ld ings with i d ent i c a l apa rtments. That m a kes it ve ry d iffi c u lt t o d e s i g n owne r- o c c u pied apa rtments with a n i ce atmo s p h e re. For exa m p le, w h e n a n arch itect s u ggests the u s e of n atu ral woo d , the d eve l o p e r mi ght d i sagree on the grounds that a nyth ing mad e o f real w o o d i s uni q u e , and t h at no t w o apa rtme nts wo u ld be exactly the same .

Bigger projects req u i re a lot of people , i n cludi ng developers and b ig contractors. I t is very h a rd t o st ri ke a balance w h e n so many differe nt parti es are i nvolved. W h at's more, t h e s c h edule of large projects is very tight, so we're always b e i ng p ush ed. In a small house, we c a n still fi nd t h e time to t h i nk dee ply a bout details and in t h e p rocess m a ke t h e projects very experimental. To me , t h e typology of a small detac h ed house i s a perfect laboratory for developi ng n ew details and fo r study i ng new uses of materi als.

In spite of the restrictions of the small plans (with footprints as small as 30 m2) all designs have a liberating effect because their solutions focus on their three-dimensionality. The interiors emphasize a sense of grandeur rather than limitation. A remarkable thing in the era of rapid globalization is the locality that underpins their architectural concepts. Inspiration often comes from the immediate environment (the city), or from personal memories that still carry strong echoes of traditional Japanese culture.

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