In Portugal, the dictatorship continued until the 1970s, and it was not common for people to go out into the city. The book I read yesterday said that the openness of Spain doesn’t exist in Portugal. Is it such a political trauma that many relatively closed buildings by Mateus or Sout de Moura?
Ten years ago, for my maintenance, I decided to see the architecture I wanted to see the most at that time. The destination was Portugal. I wanted to see Siza’s enigmatic design. Recently, a book written by a Japanese person about Siza came out, so I read it. I found out a little more about Siza, but the mystery remains a mystery. That’s the attraction of Siza, I think.
Akihiro Kitada criticized Chizuko Ueno, who endorses low economic growth, as irresponsible. He dismissed it as an intellectual leftist idiot to live a poor life with all men and women of all ages. The claim of the Lost Generation changed me to stop being the intellectual left and face the reality. The appealing power of Kitada’s cry was by far the best I’ve read recently.
道の駅富士吉田リニューアル事業基本設計業務に係るプロポーザルで設計者に選定いただいた。光栄である。新築とリノベの共存、公共性、富士山シンボリズム、など表向きに考えることは多々あるが、僕の内なる興味は公共建築でどこまで流れと淀み、千葉さんが身体的と言っていたような空間が作れるかというところにある。They selected us as the designer for the schematic design of the renovation project for Roadside Station Fujiyoshida. We are honored to have been selected. While there are many things that I should think about, such as the coexistence of new construction and renovation, publicness, and Mt. Fuji symbolism. But my inner interest is to see how far I can create a flowing space stagnant in a public building, as Mr. Chiba mentioned.