My basket contains:

0 items £0.00

View Basket

£43.99

Add to basket
Price in Euros €49.30
Price in USD $56.26
Select your currency
Calculated price

FREE UK Postage for online orders over £60

Terms and conditions apply

Beyond Utopia: Japanese Metabolism Architecture and the Birth of Mythopia

Agnes Nyilas

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 214

  • Publisher: Routledge

  • Date Published: Jun 2018

  • Stock Code: 40093

  • ISBN: 9781138056039

  • Binding: Paperback

Average Rating: Be the first to rate this product!
Your Rating:
Total rating: 0 out of 5
Total votes: 0

Description

Megastructure proposals by the Japanese Metabolism group are commonly identified with the concept of utopia. Beyond this partial understanding, Agnes Nyilas suggests that rather than being merely utopian, the Megastructure of Metabolism represents a uniquely amalgam genre: the myth camouflaged as utopia. Although its Megastructure seemingly describes a desirable future condition as utopia does, it also comprises certain cultural images rooted in the collective (un)conscious of Japanese people, in accordance with the general interpretation of myth. The primary narrative of Beyond Utopia thus follows the gradual unfolding of the myth-like characteristics of its Megastructure.

Myth is dealt here as an interdisciplinary subject in line with contemporary myth theories. After expounding the mechanism underlying the growing demand for a new myth in architecture (the origin of the myth), Part I discovers the formal characteristics of the Megastructure of Metabolism to give a hint of the real intention behind it. Based on this, Part II is a reexamination of their design methods, which aims to clarify the function of the myth and to suggest the meaning behind it. Finally, Part III deals with the subject matter of the myth by disclosing the meaning unfolding in the story, and suggests a new reading of Metabolism urban theory: as an attempt to reconsider the traditional Japanese space concept.

Post a Review

You need to be logged in to post a review

Customers Who Bought This Also Bought



Age-friendly Housing: Future design for older people

Age-friendly Housing: Future design for older people

This book embeds the principles of how we should approach the design of future housing for an ageing population, reminding us that this is not... (more)

£40.00

Add to basket
Beyond Utopia: Japanese Metabolism Architecture and the Birth of Mythopia Age-friendly Housing: Future design for older people

Age-friendly Housing: Future design for older people

Age-friendly Housing: Future design for older people

This book embeds the principles of how we should approach the design of future housing for an ageing population, reminding us that this is not... (more)

£40.00

Add to basket
Beyond Utopia: Japanese Metabolism Architecture and the Birth of Mythopia Age-friendly Housing: Future design for older people

Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient HomesExtract is available for this book

Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes

Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes is an illustrated practical design guide to delivering better energy... (more)

£27.00

Add to basket
Beyond Utopia: Japanese Metabolism Architecture and the Birth of Mythopia Designed to Perform: An Illustrated Guide to Delivering Energy Efficient Homes

RIBA Journal: August 2018

RIBA Journal: August 2018

RIBA Journal is the official magazine of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Packed with regular essential reading, in-depth building... (more)

£8.95

Add to basket
Beyond Utopia: Japanese Metabolism Architecture and the Birth of Mythopia RIBA Journal: August 2018

101 Rules of Thumb Bundle

101 Rules of Thumb Bundle

This special bundle combines both books in this popular series on sustainable design at one unmissable price 101 Rules for Sustainable Buildings... (more)

£20.00

Add to basket
Beyond Utopia: Japanese Metabolism Architecture and the Birth of Mythopia 101 Rules of Thumb Bundle

Value in the View: Conserving Historic Urban Views

Value in the View: Conserving Historic Urban Views

All over the world, cities are facing growing pressure to develop upwards with tall buildings that have a direct impact upon their visual character... (more)

£32.00

Add to basket
Beyond Utopia: Japanese Metabolism Architecture and the Birth of Mythopia Value in the View: Conserving Historic Urban Views

Recently Viewed