9784805309483

New Japan Architecture

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  • ISBN13:

    9784805309483

  • ISBN10:

    4805309482

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-09-10
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub
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Summary

The global changes taking place in the architectural world are crystallizing right now in Japan, with the past five years being considered one of the most innovative periods in current Japanese design history. Observed by architects and designers from around the world, these changes are illustrated and articulated in New Japan Architecture. By documenting 48 important projects by 42 established and avant-garde architects, this book takes the reader through a journey of current trends in contemporary Japanese architecture and predicts future directions. While some buildings strive for the ultimate Zen white cube, others exemplify the search for the 'Wow' factor. Cutting edge modernity in some buildings is countered by a concern for sustainability in others. The selection of buildings in New Japan Architectureincludes projects that are big and small, private and public, residential and commercial. The informative writings complement beautiful photographs that highlight the remarkable aspects of each building. A must-have book for those interested in architecture and Japan.

Author Biography

Geeta K. Mehta is an adjunct professor of architecture and urban design at Columbia University in New York. A resident of Japan for 23 years, she is a practicing architect who has designed projects in the USA, Japan, India, Vietnam and Indonesia. She is the co-author of several books including Japan Style, Japan Houses and Japan Living.

Deanna MacDonald studied art and architectural history in Canada and Europe. She received her MA from the Central European University in Prague and her Ph.D. from McGill University in Montreal. She currently resides in Tokyo.

Table of Contents

Architecture for Living
Architecture for Culture
Architecture for Learning
Architecture for Work
Architecture for Consumers
Architecture for the City
Architecture for Renewal
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