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How to make a Japanese house = 日本の家の作り方 /
How to make a Japanese house = Nihon no ie no tsukurikata

Author: Cathelijne Nuijsink. ; Cathelijne Nuijsink
Publisher: Rotterdam : NAi Publishers, ©2012.
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Nowhere in the world have architects built homes as small as in Japan, and nowhere with such success. This title presents the designs of the latest generation of architects and situates them in the historical evolution of Japanese housing. The extremely small Japanese dwelling, by Western standards, can barely be considered a comfortable place. This requires knowledge of the traditional Japanese home, the family  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathelijne Nuijsink. ; Cathelijne Nuijsink
ISBN: 905662850X 9789056628505
OCLC Number: 768569693
Description: 327 p. : col. ill., plans ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Taro Igarashi --
Introductory essay, the japanese single-family home / Cathelijne Nuijsink --
The 1950s generation : Suburban toy house / Jun Aoki ; Steel train / Kengo Kuma ; Levels of complexity / Kazuyo Sejima ; Under the canopy / Kazuhiro Kojima ; Four architectural generations / Yoshiharu Tsukamoto --
The 1960s generation : Kaleidoscopic views / Manabu Chiba ; Activating the gaps / Yoshiharu Tsukamoto ; Void in a void / Akira Yoneda ; Curves for privacy / Katsuhiro Miyamoto ; Community spheres / Ryue Nishizawa ; From ripples to waves / Taro Igarashi --
The 1970's generation : Nested boxes / Sou Fujimoto ; Mountainous Landscape / Akihisa Hirata ; Two unified views / Kumiko Inui ; Heavenly state / Jun Igarashi ; Friendly nod / Makoto Takei & Chie Nabeshima ; A violin inside a rock / Masahiro Harada & Mao Harada ; Alleyway living / Makoto Tanijiri ; Lively balconies / Go Hasegawa ; Empty house / Hideyuki Nakayama ; Unreachable spacce / Yuko Nagayama ; Transparent sceneries / Junya Ishigami ; Ruler of the site / Ryuji Nakamura ; New directions / Jun Aoki --
Thematic essays : Architecture and the city / Riken Yamamoto, Manabu Chiba, and Ryuji Fujimura ; Alternatives to the architect / Kazuhiko Namba, Shigeru Oshima, and Tadashi Fukuoka ; Traditional Aesthetics or modern ethics? / Kengo Kuma, Yasushiro Yamashita, and Masahiro Harada ; The role of structure / Jun sato, Hidefumi Ohno, and Ryota Kidokoro ; Inside the house / Kyoichi Tsuzuki, Yuko Ando, and Naoki Terada --
Bibliography --
Photo credits --
Acknowledgements --
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Other Titles: Nihon no ie no tsukurikata
Responsibility: Cathelijne Nuijsink.

Abstract:

Nowhere in the world have architects built homes as small as in Japan, and nowhere with such success. This title presents the designs of the latest generation of architects and situates them in the historical evolution of Japanese housing. The extremely small Japanese dwelling, by Western standards, can barely be considered a comfortable place. This requires knowledge of the traditional Japanese home, the family culture and the limitations of building in densely populated areas. The strength of the Japanese dwelling turns out not to lie in a rational quantity of square metres, but to be of a spiritual nature. Using critical research, interviews and projects, This book presents the state of the art of the individual house in Japan. In addition, it provides insight into the unique design approach of different generations of Japanese architects. The 21 completed homes in this reference book are richly illustrated with drawings and photographs. In this way, this book offers inspiration for the construction of unique small dwellings.
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