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  • From Shadow to Shade

    From Shadow to Shade
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project:

    naho TSUTSUI: This project is about the different characteristics of shadow and shade and how to design architecture from these qualities. It was inspired in part of the book In Praise of Shadows, written by Junichiro Tanizaki, but instead of seeing the shadow as an after effect, I see shadow and shade as productive, generative, design drivers for architecture—that shadow creates graphic and shade creates ambiance.

    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    nT: In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki, Antoni Gaudí, Jean Nouvel, Florencia Pita, and Elena Manferdini.

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
    nT: Reading Microscopic Designing Methodology by Hiroshi Nakamura, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture by Robert Venturi; Listening to Bump of Chicken and DJ Shadow.

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
    nT: Toyo Ito, Junya Ishigami, Herzog & de Meuron, and Elena Manferdini.

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    Photos: James Choe

    Special Thanks: Alexander Chang, James Choe, David Hui, Shingo Kunisawa, Chi Hang Lo, Johnson Moc, Nanao Shimizu, Ping Ping Chloe Tan, Wei Tsai, and Kentaro Yamada.

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