National Theater and Opera House
Tokyo, 1986

In this project for a national music performance facility, the traditional rules of composition and harmony were replaced by a mode of organization based not on "form follows function," “form follows form" or even “form follows fiction," but rather on breaking apart the conventional components of the theater and opera house in order to develop a new "tonality" or "sound." Instead of artful articulations among the auditorium, stage, foyer, or grand staircase, architectural pleasure was found in the parallel juxtaposition of indeterminate cultural meanings. more

Program: Cultural, Performance, Public Buildings, Theoretical