THE YOKOHAMA PROJECT
FOREIGN OFFICE ARCHITECTS
As a complex entity, an interesting building always has an interesting epic, a story that is embedded in the organisation of matter. A specific building epic, that of the Yokohama International Port terminal, is described in this book, the first in the series of Verb monographs. The book is structured as a replica of architecture design team´s unique process, one where every member is in charge of an entire design package. This editorial structure has two fundamental intentions: first, to depict the design development process as the growth of ideas from rather specific material domains; second, to rediscover the linearity of the ordering system of construction documents. As an experiment falling outside of the typical architecture publication, we have chosen to exlude critical texts (theorisation on the work) in favor of a description of the set of decisions that made various matters evolve into a building.