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Resonances from Japan in Modern Danish Architecture. New Evidence from Selected Post-War Domestic Buildings.


Summer in Danish architect Erik Korshagen´s house (1960) Denmark © PhD Carmen García Sánchez

Katsura Rikyu palace complex, Kyoto (early 1600), Japan © PhD Carmen García Sánchez

I am glad to have presented "Resonances from Japan in Modern Danish Architecture. New Evidence from Selected Post-war Domestic Buildings" - as part of my research conducted at the Royal Danish Academy - at the 12th International Convention of Asia Scholars (2021),  ICAS-12,  Kyoto, Japan.

 A growing body of evidence indicates that there was a remarkable and even controversial, formal and conceptual connection between traditional Japanese Architecture and some outstanding post-war Danish domestic buildings.

The presentation  illuminates how this fascinating relationship took place in some of these case-studies in Denmark and through what means. The study also highlights how a special dialogue between their architectural interior spaces and Nature was established. 

The findings enrich and transform our understanding of modern Danish architecture, and make an important contribution to our comprehension of the impact that traditional Japanese architecture had on Northern Europe, to activate the cross-cultural exchange between cultures.

It has received funding from the European

Union’s H2020 research and innovation

programme under the MSCA grant

agreement 896651. The present action

reflects only the author’s view and it does

not engage in any way the views of the

European Commission


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