To celebrate Japan's 50th anniversary of OECD membership I was asked to write a short article for the OECD Observer magazine on architecture.
"Japan’s development and influence have long been reflected in its architecture, and that influence
is set to continue.
International architecture has changed dramatically in the last 50 years. There is presently no predominant school of thought, no one style that can guarantee an investor success, no visionary who can singularly lead an architectural movement and no one building that sums up the zeitgeist as was so often the case throughout the 20th century. The 21st century has begun with a greater emphasis on the ecological footprint of buildings and their sustainability, rather than just aesthetics......"
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