Koji Taki, who exerted a tremendous influence on Japanese architects today as a critic, also left a significant trace as a photographer. Some of the canonical photos of Kazuo Shinohara’s and Toyo Ito’s projects are Taki’s work, yet his photography has somehow evaded systematic research or discussion to date. Here is a groundbreaking discourse by Toyo Ito, moved by Taki’s photographs to question the relationship of architecture and the urban context.
Stewardship of architectural archives requires a strategic vision and the facilities and knowledge to carry it out. The curator of the Kenzō Tange Archive at the Harvard GSD discusses the archive's history, its contents, and how it has been made available for researchers worldwide.