Kazuyo Sejima in Gifu

Kazuyo Sejima in Gifu

Book Title: Kazuyo Sejima in Gifu

Author: Jaime Benyei

Format: Hardback | 224 pages

Publication Date: 01 Jul 2002

ISBN-13: 9788489698925

Located in Gifu, sits a building that constitutes the first material expression of Kazuyo Sejima's studies on metropolitan housing. This investigation proceeded from the conclusion that not all subsidized housing needs to be the same. Starting from a generic public housing program, Sejima's housing block in Gifu departs from convention and occupies the conceptual and physical space created between oppositional design concerns: where a strictly modulated structure confronts a random arrangement of different spaces; between the length of the building and the reduction of its built depth; between inhabitable space and the surrounding landscape; between the individual and the family unit.