How to Make a Japanese House by Cathelijne Nuijsink
Nowhere in the world have so many architects built so many small detached houses as in Japan. The minute scale of things, the limited building budgets, the extraordinary living requirements of families, the excessive amount of building regulations and the absence of a review committee governing aesthetics all contribute to making the detached Japanese residence a perfect laboratory for experimenting.
How to Make a Japanese House ($35) describes the innovative design methods of twelve young Japanese architects in the light of the dwellings they have realized. Interviews with Sou Fujimoto, Kumiko Inui, Jun Igarashi, Akihisa Hirata, Yuko Nagayama, Ryuji Nakamura, Hideyuki Nakayama, Junya Ishigami, Go Hasegawa, Mount Fuji Architects, TNA Architects, and Makoto Tanijiri illustrate how they are inspired by the dynamics of Tokyo’s constantly changing urban landscape.
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