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The search for an independent cultural identity - and for an architecture that is emblematic of that identity - is a recurring characteristic of Japan's design world. Japan Houses presents 28 of the country's finest contemporary houses that have evolved in response to social, political and climatic pressures and powerful individual ideas. Each house is beautifully captured in breathtaking photographs, showcasing the creativity of Japan's leading architects and designers and their innovative use of building materials, spatial concepts and aesthetic surprise
Marcia Iwatate is one of the leading professionals in the Japanese design and food industry. She is the author of Eat.Work.Shop., and co-author of Shunju: New Japanese Cuisine, which won a James Beard Award in 2004.
Geeta Mehta is a partner in the Tokyo based design firm Braden and Mehta. She has worked on corporate interiors for clients like AIG, Morgan Stanley, and the Tokyo American Club.