Peter Salter: Four Japanese Projects 1990-1993

Peter Salter: Four Japanese Projects 1990-1993

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Dealing with the architect Peter Salter, this book concentrates on four of his building propositions for Japan: the Osaka Pavillion, the Thai Fish Restaurant, Pavillion at Kamiichi and the Woodcarving Museum at Inami. Each project seeks to explore possible ways of using traditional construction techniques and materials. The work sets out to address the material qualities of space that are site-specific, with the aim of evoking resonances that can be appreciated by visitors from the wider as well as the local community. Each project attempts to set up a proposition through which the building might register aspects of crudeness and fineness with regard to site and scale, effects of weathering and the power of land-form processes, and specific qualities of light and orientation. The structure and form of the building proposal at Inami seek to reformulate the traditional conception of the courtyard, changing the relationships and proposed construction materials to elicit a different understanding. The Thai Fish Restaurant and the Pavillion at Kamiichi in particular reflect a preoccupation with the idea of the boat, as both structural form and more

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