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残されるべきもの

Things that should be left as they are

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3.11後の「オルナタティブたり得る魅力的な都市空間のアーカイブをつくること」を主題として、45歳以下の建築家50組がJA 82号でこれからの日本の都市空間を提案している。
私たちは、変わり果てた土地を新たな計画で上塗りするのではなく、残ったものを出発点として、切り抜き、くみ合わせ、貼りつけ、なじませながら、残されたものやすでにあるものと新たなものを引き合わせることを考えた。図面では文字どおり線引きできないあいまいなものや、複雑なもの、気色のようなものを幾重にも重ね合わせ、思いもよらない未来の価値を生むのではないかという予感を表現した。
Instead of thinking about 'things should be changed' we should think about 'things that should be left as they are'.

Though these images might at first glance appear out of context, they confirm our conviction that designing for 'things that should be left as they are' will yield new and unexpected values. At present, it seems that many critical issues arising from the quake have not yet been addressed. We must keep in mind, however, that hastily providing safe places without considering what is lost through reconstruction will likely yield solutions resembling efficient rows of contemporary housing. We have already witnessed the inadequacies of urban plans that undervalue 'things that should be left as they are' and must therefore avoid repeating past errors.

Collage techniques effectively express our thinking on 'things that should be left as they are. 'Clipping, combining, pasting, adapting, and aligning are techniques for bringing existing things together with new things. Unlike drawings, which clearly delineate, collages enable the value superimpose numerous complicated and atmospheric layers.

Thinking of 'things that should be left as they are' is less active than thinking of 'things that ought to be preserved' because it is not we who decide which things should be left as they are. This is why we decided to present these images as a group that expresses a wide range of possibilities. Even if we succeed in creating a discussion regarding the 'things that should be left as they are,' we must keep in mind that it will never be up to us to determine which things should be gotten rid of.
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