Title A Study on the Expression of Traditionality in the Architecture of Kenzo Tange
Authors 권제중(Kwon, Je-Joong)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2020.36.9.3
Page pp.3-13
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Kenzo Tange; Tradition; Japanese Contemporary Architecture; Japanese Spatial Concept
Abstract Kenzo Tange was interested in how to express tradition in the process of creation of modern architecture and tried to express the traditionaluty of Japanese architecture in his own way. From the point of view of his own ‘New Tradition’, in particular, Tange sought to express Japanese tradition in terms of space rather than building materials or component aspects to create the ‘Japanese style of architecture’ based on traditional architecture to match the discourse of international architecture and distinguish it from the Western one, by harmonizing the spatial concept of Japanese traditional architecture with the Western technology. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze the signs and traces of traditions in the space of his architecture. Through this study, I would like to have implications for our architecture, which had a very different process and result from Japan in digesting and combining it with traditional architecture although Western civilization was accepted at about the same time.