About the Archives:
The Digital Archives for Architectural Space (DAAS) was created with support from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport; the Architectural Institute of Japan, The Japan Institute of Architects, and various construction firms. The project has been championed by leading Japanese architect Maki Fumihiko (槇文彦), and other experts in the architectural field and information technologies.
DAAS collected and utilized photographs, drawings, and other materials from the 60s and 70s when Japan was at the height of modernization and rapid economic growth, and thus, a large number of exquisite structures had been created. The DAAS project works with building owners and designers to preserve and make public architectural drawings and visual images of models and built structures making them digitally available for preservation and ongoing research.
This rich archive of digital images was established to enable preservation of and future scholarship on major achitecture of Japan, especially that produced during the 1960s and 1970s. The Digital Archive of Architectural Space (DAAS) contains approximately 6,000 digital images of 1,116 built structures. The collection includes visual Images, architectural models, and landscape designs provided by Shinkenchiku-sha, Japan's leading publisher of books, journals and magazines on recent architecture.
Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects different romanization system used by an individual institution.
Using the Archives