Architectural Composition With Ordering Principles In Scale
Kiyokazu Arai began his professional career in 1982 when, as a student at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, he joined Morphosis, the office founded ten years earlier by Thom Mayne. As Mayne writes in his introduction to this monograph, “Though we didn’t speak the same verbal language it was clear from the first weeks that we spoke from a remarkably copacetic and familiar visual one”. The two would work together for ten years, until Arai returned to Japan and started his own firm, Arai Architects. The publication traces his evolution as an architect from the very beginning until the present day, detailing shifts in thinking and notable projects each step of the way.