Japan Architect is an international magazine aimed at promoting contemporary Japanese architecture through projects, theoretical drawings and essays.
Walter Pichler was an Austrian artist who produced a large number of drawings and sculptures, with the aim of exploring the relationship between object and space. Very influenced by the archaic civilizations he designed many projects of underground buildings articulated around nucleus, making these constructions real machines.
Carl Chun was a German zoologist who led the Valdivia Expedition. The purpose of this scientific expedition was to deepen the discoveries previously made by the Challenger Expedition. The marine biologist was an expert in octopus and squid and took advantage of the expedition to perfect his knowledge of the great depths.
Celestial Station is a series of images that Elvin Aliyev has created while experimenting with toon shading. His station in orbit is an infrastructure with an aerial (or celestial) transport system. His main source of inspiration is the work of Mœbius and its colorful metaphysical universes.
León Ferrari was an Argentine conceptual artist whose practice was often ironic, absurd, and above all anti-institutional. During his period of exile in Brazil he began his Heliografías series. These drawings are composed of urban plans, highways, building typologies, furniture, and many identical inhabitants, in order to form an aggregation without much coherence.
Kogundou is a collection of Japanese archives. Their content ranges from old Japanese maps to magazines from World War II, handwritten documents from the Edo period and children’s books. Advertising documents, poetry collections, postcards offer a broad overview of graphic production in Japanese society, through the various events of the past centuries.
Following the Kanto earthquake, the reconstruction of japanese cities was accompanied by a new modern model of independant woman, the moga. The Japanese women of the city, found in Western fashion the affirmation of her independence. The newly rebuilt Tokyo will know many avant-garde cultural movements, affirming its modernity. The exposure to a new aesthetics, to a diversification of arts, to another music (jazz) encouraged the emancipation of the woman in the traditional Japanese society.
Power lines are without a doubt an inseparable part of the Japanese urban landscape. This visual network inspired the Japanese painter Akira Yamaguchi for his series, Electric Pole.