A Study on the Influences of a Tradition in the Formation of the Japanese Metabolism Group

'전통'이 일본 메타볼리즘 그룹의 형성에 미친 영향에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2014.03.20
  • Accepted : 2014.07.14
  • Published : 2014.08.30


The purpose of this study is to analyze the influences of a tradition in the formation of japanese 'Metabolism' group. Until now in the world architectural circle, the Metabolism group rated simply as a group of contemporary avant-garde architects who have used biological analogy. But, to define the Metabolism group and its architecture simply as a avant-garde architectural group is insufficient to understand its architectural characteristics and aim. Therefore, in this study, I focused on Metabolism's architectural purpose rather than its experimental architectural images or theories as a result. By tracing about the formation of group, I analyzed of how the new architectural attempts of Metabolism which have combined japanese tradition with Modern architecture established in the World architectural trend. Although korean architectural circumstances are different with japanese Metabolism's, to succeed the culture and tradition is also our urgent problem and we need to have such a critical mind. Therefore, this study would be expected to help the awareness of these issues.


Metabolism;Tradition debate;Japanese architecture


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