Dr Julian Worrall

Julian Worrall
Associate Professor
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of the Professions

Julian Worrall is an Australian architect, scholar, and critic, with an international reputation as an interpeter of the architecture and urbanism of contemporary Japan.

After an early practice career in Sydney leading to architectural registration in NSW, Julian won a Japanese MEXT scholarship in 2000 to pursue research on Japanese urbanism at the University of Tokyo. After completing his PhD in 2005, he returned to practice, working as an architect and urbanist with Klein Dytham in Tokyo and Rem Koolhaas's OMA in Rotterdam, before returning to Tokyo in 2008 to accept an academic post at Waseda University. He took up his present position at the University of Adelaide in 2014.

His work, pursued through a mix of scholarly research, critical writing, and design practice, is broadly concerned with the construction of alternative modernities, particularly as seen through the lens of the East Asian metropolis. While unequivocally rooted in the intellectual soil of the university, his activities have striven to connect the often segregated realms of teaching, research, and practice.

A prominent architecture writer, Julian is a contributing editor for the influential design journal Icon (UK) and former architectural columnist for Japan's leading English-language newspaper The Japan Times, with translations of his writing appearing in seven languages. He has been invited to speak or contribute to major institutions of architectural culture and education globally, including V&A Museum London; MAK Museum of Applied Art Vienna; Strelka Institute Moscow; Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation Sydney; Venice Architecture Biennale; Chicago Architecture Biennial, and MoMA New York. Recent contributions to major exhibitions include "A Japanese Constellation" (New York, MoMA, 2016) and "Eastern Promises: Contemporary Architecture and Spatial Practice in East Asia" (Vienna, Hatje Cantz, 2013).

Dr Julian Worrall

Julian Worrall is an Australian architect, scholar, and critic, with an international reputation as an interpeter of the architecture and urbanism of contemporary Japan.

After an early practice career in Sydney leading to architectural registration in NSW, Julian won a Japanese MEXT scholarship in 2000 to pursue research on Japanese urbanism at the University of Tokyo. After completing his PhD in 2005, he returned to practice, working as an architect and urbanist with Klein Dytham in Tokyo and Rem Koolhaas's OMA in Rotterdam, before returning to Tokyo in 2008 to accept an academic post at Waseda University. He took up his present position at the University of Adelaide in 2014.

His work, pursued through a mix of scholarly research, critical writing, and design practice, is broadly concerned with the construction of alternative modernities, particularly as seen through the lens of the East Asian metropolis. While unequivocally rooted in the intellectual soil of the university, his activities have striven to connect the often segregated realms of teaching, research, and practice.

A prominent architecture writer, Julian is a contributing editor for the influential design journal Icon (UK) and former architectural columnist for Japan's leading English-language newspaper The Japan Times, with translations of his writing appearing in seven languages. He has been invited to speak or contribute to major institutions of architectural culture and education globally, including V&A Museum London; MAK Museum of Applied Art Vienna; Strelka Institute Moscow; Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation Sydney; Venice Architecture Biennale; Chicago Architecture Biennial, and MoMA New York. Recent contributions to major exhibitions include "A Japanese Constellation" (New York, MoMA, 2016) and "Eastern Promises: Contemporary Architecture and Spatial Practice in East Asia" (Vienna, Hatje Cantz, 2013).

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2014 Associate Professor, Architecture and Urban Design University of Adelaide
2012 - 2014 Associate Professor Waseda University
2007 - 2009 Assistant Professor Waseda University
2007 - 2007 Architect Office for Metropolitan Architecture
2006 - 2006 Architect Klein Dytham Architecture

Language Competencies

Language Competency
Japanese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2002 - 2005 University of Tokyo Japan PhD
1994 - 1996 University of Adelaide Australia B.Architecture(Hons.1)

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
2000 National Certificate of Architectural Practice (No. N050) Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA)

Research Interests

Architectural Design, Architectural History and Theory, Architecture, Literature in Japanese, Social and Cultural Geography, Urban Design

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Boven, T., Ariga, T. & Worrall, J. D. (2017). Culture-led Reuse of Former Elementary Schools: A Survey of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial′s Involvement in Tokamachi, Japan. Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 16, 1, 61-66. 10.3130/jaabe.16.61
2017 Worrall, J. (2017). Of Mountains and Water. Icon, 168, 106-113.
2017 Worrall, J. D. (2017). The Good Architect. Architecture Australia, 110-112.
2017 Worrall, J. D. (2017). 'Tokyo: A Biography': Tracing the life of a city. The Japan Times, 22-22.
2017 Worrall, J. D. (2017). House in Hamilton. Architecture Australia, 106, 2, 78-84.
2016 Worrall, J. (2016). Art Place Japan: The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale and the Vision to Reconnect Art and Nature. The Japan Times, -.
2016 Worrall, J. (2016). In Praise of Privacy. Dirty Furniture, 3, -.
2016 Worrall, J. (2016). Le Corbusier's Japanese ghost lives on in Ueno. The Japan Times, B6-B6.
2016 Worrall, J. (2016). Harbin Opera House. Icon, 151, 70-75.
2015 Worrall, J. D. (2015). Japan's fertile architectural evolution. The Japan Times, 01/30, 12-12.
2015 Worrall, J. D. (2015). Adelaide High School New Learning Centre. Architecture Australia, Sept/Oct 2015, 80-87.
2014 Worrall, J. D. (2014). Venice Biennale lays down the past. The Japan Times, 13-13.
2014 Worrall, J. (2014). Architecture detectives. Icon, 134, 58-63.
2013 Worrall, J. (2013). Realizing the Real: Home-For-All. Abitare: home, town and environmental living, 530, 90-97.
2013 Worrall, J. (2013). Serpentine Pavilion. Icon, 122, 34-35.
2013 Worrall, J. (2013). Comunita ricostruite [Rebuilding communities]. Domus, 969, 66-75.
2013 Worrall, J. (2013). Post-disaster Japan. Icon, 116, 56-65.
2013 Worrall, J. (2013). Entità galleggianti = Floating constituencies. Domus, 971, 104-111.
2013 Worrall, J. (2013). Making places real: Jackson Slatttery at the Setouchi Triennale. Art and Australia, 226-227.
2013 Worrall, J. (2013). Rebuilding communities. Domus, 969, 66-75.
2013 Worrall, J. (2013). Australia House. Architecture Australia, 102, 1, 78-87.
2013 Worrall, J. D. (2013). The Game of Life. Domus, 970, 40-47.
2013 Worrall, J. (2013). House K by Sou Fujimoto. Icon, 123, 31-32.
2012 Worrall, J. (2012). Toda House. Icon, 108, 92-94.
2012 Worrall, J. (2012). Six of the Best. Icon, 103, 65-65.
2012 Worrall, J. (2012). Un rifugio per tutti: shelters for all. Domus, 957, 94-101.
2012 Worrall, J. (2012). Kadare Cultural Centre. Icon, 112, October 2012, 48-54.
2012 Worrall, J. (2012). Spatial Binaries. Domus, 959, 50-57.
2012 Worrall, J. (2012). Metabolism, the city of the future. Icon, 103, 97-97.
2012 Worrall, J., Kuma, K. & Yamamoto, R. (2012). Home for all - Nach der Katastrophe. Die Rückkehr zum Wesentlichen. Archplus: Zeitschrift fuer Architektur, Staedtebau und Design, 208, 134-139.
2011 Worrall, J. (2011). Omishima Museum. Icon, 100, 130-136.
2011 Worrall, J. (2011). Tokyo after the Quake. Icon, 96, 100-107.
2011 Worrall, J. (2011). Rainbow Bank. Icon, 97, 38-38.
2011 Worrall, J. D. (2011). Island Odyssey. Disegno, 1, 92-121.
2011 Worrall, J. (2011). Teshima Art Museum. Icon, 93, 44-45.
2011 Worrall, J. (2011). SN House. Icon, 94, 36-36.
2011 Worrall, J. & Barrie, A. (2011). Unity in Adversity - On disasters in New Zealand and Japan. Kenchiku Zasshi, 126, 1621, -.
2011 Worrall, J. (2011). Roku Museum. Icon, 94, 56-57.
2010 Worrall, J. (2010). Bringing the outside in: the work of Suppose Design Office. Domus, 934, 61-63.
2010 Worrall, J. (2010). Tokyo Apartment. Icon, 85, 46-52.
2010 Worrall, J. (2010). Miyajima Office in Hiroshima. Domus, 933, 27-32.
2010 Worrall, J. (2010). Sensing Nature. Icon, 88, 74-75.
2010 Worrall, J. (2010). China’s World Expo. Icon, 85, 41-44.
2009 Worrall, J. (2009). Ofunato Civic Centre and Library. Icon, 77, 64-72.
2009 Worrall, J. (2009). Camouflage: dissolving boundaries, resolving worlds in Sejima and Nishizawa. Domus, 931, 30-31.
2009 Worrall, J. (2009). The Significance of Sou Fujimoto. 2G, 50, 10-23.
2009 Worrall, J. (2009). The Primitive Houses of the Future. Domus, 922, 14-25.
2009 Worrall, J. (2009). Kim Jong Il on Architecture. Icon, 71, 78-79.
2009 Worrall, J. (2009). A sculpted chunk. Icon, 74, 38-39.
2008 Worrall, J. (2008). Space for your Future. Domus, 910, 5-5.
2008 Worrall, J. (2008). MVRDV Gyre. Icon, 56, 30-31.
2008 Worrall, J. (2008). Ishigami in Kanagawa. Domus, 913, 20-29.
2008 Worrall, J. (2008). Incinerators in Japan. Domus, 918, 104-110.
2008 Worrall, J. (2008). A white forest in a grey field. Icon, 59, 38-41.
2008 Worrall, J. (2008). Kuma at Kyoto University. Domus, 920, 66-69.
2008 Worrall, J. (2008). House N in Japan. Domus, 917, 63-68.
2008 Worrall, J. (2008). Crane House. Domus, 191, 84-87.
2007 Worrall, J. (2007). Native Alien. Monument, 77, 96-100.
2007 Worrall, J. (2007). Principle of relativity. Domus, 909, 44-49.

Books

Year Citation
2010 Worrall, J. & Solomon, E. (2010). 21st Century Tokyo: A Guide to Contemporary Architecture. Japan: Kodansha.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2017 Worrall, J. D. (2017). Metabolist Time. In R. E. Adamo, C. Lippa & F. Scaroni (Eds.), Invisible Architecture: Italian and Japanese architectural movements in the 1960s and 1970s and the contemporary debate (pp. 145-149). Rome:
2017 Worrall, J. (2017). The Passion of Shigeru Ban. In G. Sherman (Ed.), The Inventive Work of Shigeru Ban (pp. 27-37). Sydney: Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation.
2016 Worrall, J. D. (2016). The Nakwon Principle. In S. H. Kim, E. Cinn, K. Ahn, S. Kim, I. Chung, D. E. Jeong & R. Enes (Eds.), The FAR game: constraints sparking creativity (pp. 140-147). Seoul, South Korea: SPACE Books.
2016 Worrall, J. (2016). The Deep Field: Resolving a Japanese Constellation. In P. Gadanho (Ed.), A Japanese Constellation Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond (pp. 245-250).
2015 Worrall, J. D. (2015). Time in the city of temporal monuments. In E. Gardner & C. Fruneaux (Eds.), Tokyo Totem - A Guide to Tokyo
トーキョー・トーテム 主観的東京ガイド (pp. 150-151). Tokyo: Monnik & Flick Studio.
2015 Worrall, J. D. (2015). In the arena of alternative modernities. In E. Gardner & C. Fruneaux (Eds.), Tokyo Totem - A Guide to Tokyo
トーキョー・トーテム 主観的東京ガイド (pp. 170-176). Tokyo: Monnik & Flick Studio.
2013 Worrall, J. (2013). Nature, publicness, place - towards a relational architecture in Japan. In C. Thun-Hohenstein, A. Fogarasi, C. Teckert & MAK Wien (Eds.), Eastern promises: contemporary architecture and spatial practices in East Asia (pp. 85-99). Germany: Hatje Cantz.
2012 Worrall, J. (2012). High resolution urbanism: scalar diversity at Kichijoji. In D. Radovic & D. Boontharm (Eds.), Small Tokyo (pp. 80-87). Japan: International Keio Institute (IKI).
2012 Worrall, J. (2012). Base and superstructure in Toyo Ito. In J. Turnbull (Ed.), Toyo Ito: forces of nature (pp. 120-130). 2012: Princeton Architectural press.
2012 Worrall, J. (2012). Chim↑Pomの空間戦術:私共空間のアート=Chim↑Pom's spatial tactics: an art of public space. In C. Pom & K. Abe (Eds.), Super Rat (pp. 218-224). Japan: Parco Publishing.
2009 Worrall, J. D. (2009). 2G 50 Sou Fujimoto. In Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito, Julian Worrall (Ed.), The Significance of Sou Fujimoto (pp. 10-23). Barcelona, Spain: Editorial Gustavo Gili.
2007 Worrall, J. (2007). Flagship Store. In Sculpture Projects Muenster 07 - Catalogue (pp. 363-364). Westfälisches Landesmuseum.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2016 Boven, T., Worrall, J. D. & Ariga, T. (2016). A Japanese Cultural Management Approach to Reconceptualise the Countryside - The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Case. International Forum on Urbanism. Buenos Aires.
2015 Worrall, J. D. (2015). A Tale of Two (Sub)cities: Shimbashi and Shibuya. Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference 2015. Chicago.
2015 Worrall, J. D. (2015). Between Contact and Spectacle: Considering Encounter within Entangled Geographies. International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS). Adelaide.
2011 Worrall, J. (2011). Producing Places, Consuming Sites at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale.
2011 Worrall, J. D. (2011). Travelling iguanas: cosmopolitanism in contemporary Japanese architecture. Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference. Brisbane, Australia.
2011 Worrall, J. (2011). The Possibilities of an Island: Rebuilding Culture in the Inland Sea.
2009 Worrall, J. (2009). Metabolism as Ruin: Constructions of Time in Contemporary Japan.
2009 Worrall, J. (2009). Railway Urbanism and Public Space.
2008 Worrall, J. (2008). Soft Borders: Contemporary Architecture in Japan.
2005 Worrall, J. (2005). Loyal Dogs and Fountains of Love.
2005 Worrall, J. (2005). Trains, Stations, and Urban Public Space in Postwar Tokyo.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2016 Worrall, J. D. (2016). Still Lives in Mobile Homes: Contemporary Fluidity of Existence in Japan. Japan Now: Inspired by Tradition [Lecture Series]. Sydney, Australia.
2016 Worrall, J. D. & Bailey, J. (2016). Architectural speculations on the Library of the Future. Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) National 2016 Conference. Adelaide.

Original Creative Works

Year Citation
2013 Worrall, J. D., (2013). The Quiet Cosmopolitan, China, Dalian University of Technology Press,

Curated or Produced Public Exhibition or Events

Year Citation
2017 Worrall, J. D.; (2017); Archaeology of the Smart City; Adelaide;
2017 Worrall, J. D.; (2017); Archaeology of the Smart City; Adelaide;
2016 Worrall, J. D.; (2016); Adelaide 2050 Urban Futures; Adelaide;
2014 Worrall, J. D.; (2014); City Tales; Japan and Amsterdam;

Theses

Year Citation
2005 Worrall, J. D.; (2005); Railway Urbanism: Commuter Rail and The Production of Public Space in Twentieth Century Tokyo;
1993 Worrall, J.; (1993); Faraway: Japan in Western Architectural Discourse, 1886-1992;

Consulting/Advisories

Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
2015 - ongoing Office for Design and Architecture South Australia Cultural or historical Australia
Position
Associate Professor
Phone
83134036
Fax
8313 4377
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Horace Lamb Building
Room Number
4 64
Org Unit
School of Architecture & Built Environment

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