Japan at the Crossroads//SP 15

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Course Description

Traveling from Seattle to the contemporary Japanese capital of Tokyo and historic cities of Hida Takayama and Kanazawa, students will analyze the evolution of buildings, material assemblies, and spatial concepts in relationship to their environmental and cultural contexts. This will serve as the basis for the spring studio to be conducted in Seattle to transform the Kubota Gardens as a global/local complex integrating building/landscape and Japanese precepts bridging past/present/future within the Pacific Rim.