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Contemporary Japanese Architecture

Author : James Steele
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Page : 290 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2017-03-16
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781317377290

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Contemporary Japanese Architecture presents a clear and comprehensive overview of the historical and cultural framework that informs the work of all Japanese architects, as an introduction to an in-depth investigation of the challenges now occupying the contemporary designers who will be the leaders of the next generation. It separates out the young generation of Japanese architects from the crowded, distinguished, multi-generational field they seek to join, and investigates the topics that absorb them, and the critical issues they face within the new economic reality of Japan and a shifting global order. Salient points in the text are illustrated by beautiful, descriptive images provided by the architects and from the extensive collection of the author. By combining illustrations with timelines and graphics to explain complex ideas, the book is accessible to any student seeking to understand contemporary Japanese architecture.

Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Architecture

Author : Dana Buntrock
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 745 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2013-09-13
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781134725083

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Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Architecture by Dana Buntrock Pdf

In this beautiful and perceptive book, Dana Buntrock examines, for the first time, how tradition is incorporated into contemporary Japanese architecture. Looking at the work of five architects – Fumihiko Maki, Terunobu Fujimori, Ryoji Suzuki, Kengo Kuma, and Jun Aoki – Buntrock reveals the aims influencing many wonderful works barely known in the West; the sensual side of Japanese architecture borne out of approaches often less concerned with professionalism than with people and place. The buildings described in this book illustrate an architecture that embraces uniqueness, expressing unusual stories in the rough outlines of rammed earth and rust, and demonstrating new paths opening up for architectural practice today. For some, these examples will offer new insight into expressions of tradition in Japanese architecture; for others, this book offers inspiration for their own efforts to assert the unique heritage of other regions around the world. Compelling, insightful and groundbreaking, this book is essential for everyone studying Japanese architecture and anyone trying to invoke narrative and tradition in contemporary design.

英文版現代建築家列伝

Author : 五十嵐太郎
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 303 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2018-03-27
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 4866580216

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英文版現代建築家列伝 by 五十嵐太郎 Pdf

The Art of Japanese Architecture

Author : David Young,Michiko Young
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 188 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2019-03-26
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781462906574

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The Art of Japanese Architecture by David Young,Michiko Young Pdf

The Art of Japanese Architecture presents a complete overview of Japanese architecture in its historical and cultural context. The book begins with a discussion of early prehistoric dwellings and concludes with a description of works by important modern Japanese architects. Along the way it discusses the iconic buildings and architectural styles for which Japan is so justly famous--from elegant Shinden and Sukiya aristocratic villas like the Kinkakuji "Golden Pavilion" in Kyoto, to imposing Samurai castles like Himeji and Matsumoto, and tranquil Zen Buddhist gardens and tea houses to rural Minka thatched-roof farmhouses and Shinto shrines. Each period in the development of Japan's architecture is described in detail and the most important structures are shown and discussed--including dozens of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The aesthetic trends in each period are presented within the context of Japanese society at the time, providing a unique in-depth understanding of the way Japanese architectural styles and buildings have developed over time and the great variety that is visible today. The book is profusely illustrated with hundreds of hand-drawn 3D watercolor illustrations and color photos as well as prints, maps and diagrams. The new edition features dozens of new photographs and a handy hardcover format that is perfect for travelers.

New Japan Architecture

Author : Geeta Mehta,Deanna MacDonald
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2012-07-09
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781462908509

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New Japan Architecture by Geeta Mehta,Deanna MacDonald Pdf

Featuring dozens of high-quality photographs, schematic designs and insightful commentary this Japanese architecture book is a must-have for architects or collectors. The past five years are widely consider to have been the most innovative period in contemporary Japanese design history. The projects featured in New Japan Architecture were completed during this extraordinarily fertile time. Featuring breathtaking images of modern Japan, this volume presents forty-eight extraordinary projects by forty-two of the world's leading architects, including: Hitoshi Abe Ward Kishi Tadao Ando Chiba Manabu Architects Toyo Ito Kengo Kuma Kazuyo Sejima This architecture book features a wide-range of buildings, some exhibiting the ultimate ideal of the white Zen cube, while others exemplify the search for the new wow factor in iconic design. In many, cutting-edge modernity is counterbalanced by a concern for sustainability—an issue that has motivated many architects to rethink and reintroduce concepts drawn from traditional Japanese architecture. Projects big and small, private and public, residential and commercial are included. Insightful text by two leading experts in the field of Japanese architecture highlights the remarkable aspects of each building and places these developments within the wider context of world architecture. Offering an essential overview of current trends, New Japan Architecture points the way to modern architecture's future.

Contemporary Japanese Architecture

Author : James Steele
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 524 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2017-03-16
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781317377283

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Contemporary Japanese Architecture by James Steele Pdf

Contemporary Japanese Architecture presents a clear and comprehensive overview of the historical and cultural framework that informs the work of all Japanese architects, as an introduction to an in-depth investigation of the challenges now occupying the contemporary designers who will be the leaders of the next generation. It separates out the young generation of Japanese architects from the crowded, distinguished, multi-generational field they seek to join, and investigates the topics that absorb them, and the critical issues they face within the new economic reality of Japan and a shifting global order. Salient points in the text are illustrated by beautiful, descriptive images provided by the architects and from the extensive collection of the author. By combining illustrations with timelines and graphics to explain complex ideas, the book is accessible to any student seeking to understand contemporary Japanese architecture.

Contemporary Japanese Architects

Author : Dirk Meyhöfer
Publisher : Taschen
Page : 184 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Ando, tadao
ISBN : UCSD:31822016903015

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Contemporary Japanese Architects by Dirk Meyhöfer Pdf

"In both diversity and quality, the architecture of present-day Japan can be classed as foremost in the world. This has not always been the case. Due to favorable economic circumstances and the coexistence of two generations of architects, it achieved a breakthrough on the international scene during the Eighties. This pluralistic architectural landscape, influenced by both tradition and a process of constant renewal, has a great many surprises in store for the Western eye." --

Contemporary Japanese House

Author : Zhao Xiang
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2018-04-25
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1864707682

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Contemporary Japanese House by Zhao Xiang Pdf

- A reference book designed to showcase the immense variety of modern Japanese architecture - All projects featured in the book were completed in the last three years - The author is a professor from Fukuoka University, with wide experience in both teaching and designing Over forty projects showcase the immense variety among Japanese detached houses constructed over the past three years. Some of these houses are designed around the concept of 'intermediate space' featuring courtyards, landscapes, and tearooms. Others take 'how to respond to the environment' as the design theme, employing green building techniques and outdoor insulation, etc; while others are inspired by the question of 'how to implement one's lifestyle', focusing on urban housing, family reconstitution, and variability. Readers will learn about the meaning and the story behind these designs through every project description, experiencing the conciseness which defines Japanese house design. In addition to this, Professor Zhao Xiang from Fukuoka University discusses various reasons for this diversity. His informative description of architecture and design theory will help the reader understand the methods behind Japanese house creation, and this book also includes useful reference materials, which can be used as a basis for new houses in the Japanese style. Contents: Foreword; 1. Reasons for Diversity of Japanese Houses; 2. Basic Residence Requirements of Housing; 3. Issues on Living Space; 3.1 Family and Living Behaviors; 3.2 Development and Change of Housing; 3.3 Mood of Residents; 3.4 Environment and Collective Living; 4. Two Aspects of the Housing Design; 4.1 Behavior Subjects; 4.2 Space Form; 5. Design Themes of Different Housing; 5.1 Stereoscopic Minimized House (1950); 5.2 Standard Design of Housing Types (1951); 5.3 Personal House (1953); 5.4 Personal House (1954); 5.5 Sky House (1958); 5.6 Umbrella-shaped House (1962); 5.7 Azuma House (1976); 5.8 Sliver Cap (1984); 5.9 The Bridge House of Japan (1992); 5.10 Furniture House (1995); 5.11 House in Plum Grove (2003); 5.12 T House (2005); References; Case Studies.

Japanese Architecture as a Collaborative Process

Author : Dana Buntrock
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Page : 205 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2014-09-04
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781136748578

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Japanese Architecture as a Collaborative Process by Dana Buntrock Pdf

Architects throughout the world hold Japan's best architecture in high regard, considering the country's buildings among the world's most carefully crafted and innovative. While many books, magazines, and exhibitions have focused on the results of architectural practice in Japan, this book is the first to explain the reasons for Japan's remarkable structures. Architecture does not occur in isolation; Japan's architects are able to collaborate with a wide variety of people from professional consultants to constructors. Dana Buntrock discusses architecture as a part of the construction community, moving from historical precedents that predate the emergence of the architectural profession in Japan through to contemporary practices.

The Constructed Other: Japanese Architecture in the Western Mind

Author : Kevin Nute
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2021-09-30
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780429751356

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The Constructed Other: Japanese Architecture in the Western Mind by Kevin Nute Pdf

The Constructed Other argues that the assumed otherness of Japanese architecture has made it both a testbed for Western architectural theories and a source of inspiration for Western designers. The book traces three recurring themes in Western accounts of Japanese architecture from the reopening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day: a wish to see Western architectural theories reflected in Japanese buildings; efforts to integrate elements of Japanese architecture into Western buildings; and a desire to connect contemporary Japanese architecture with Japanese tradition. It is suggested that, together, these narratives have had the effect of creating what amounts to a mythical version of Japanese architecture, often at odds with historical fact, but which has exercised a powerful influence on the development of building design internationally.

Small Houses

Author : Claudia Hildner
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2012-12-21
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9783034610506

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Small Houses by Claudia Hildner Pdf

Japanese residential building has fascinated whole generations of architects. Alongside the strict implementation of design concepts, the small conceptual houses are excellent examples for the demonstration of creative experimentation in terms of spatial configuration, materials and the ability to organise even the smallest of spaces. These houses are like miniature laboratories, clearly showing not only the creativity of Japanese architects but also the treatment of ‘the ephemeral’ and the various layered boundaries between private and public space. The fast pace of change in Japanese cities has generated an enormous architectural treasure trove for the Western world. This treasure trove will be documented in Small Houses, a book that will also familiarise the reader with the broader aspects of Japanese culture. Small Houses is a book about Japanese residential building aimed at architects, interior designers, students and anyone interested in this exciting and dynamic scene. The book focuses on the small houses, mainly one-family houses. The selected projects are by both internationally renowned architects and by architectural practices that are little known outside Japan. An in-depth treatment will be presented for each project, which will familiarise readers with the cultural and societal context and the particular Japanese way of treating certain architectural elements. The presentation of details that are irrelevant outside of Asia is avoided. The book focuses on existing residential buildings that are represented by images and other architectural graphics such as layouts and sections.

Japan

Author : Christian Schittich
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Page : 184 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2012-12-17
Category : Art
ISBN : 9783955531676

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Japan by Christian Schittich Pdf

Japan is becoming a popular travel destination for more and more architects today. With its wide variety of architecture, it is both a source of fascination and inspiration. Over a number of years, the review Detail has been consistently documenting the construction activities which have taken place in Japan, and this book draws on the best of their experience and connections to present and analyse with plans and details the most interesting buildings from various architectural trends in contemporary Japan, including Ando's Museum for Contemporary Art in Naoshima, Toyo Ito's Mediathek, a residential building by Kazuyo Sejima, and a temple gallery in Kyoto by Takashi Yamaguchi. Introductory essays discuss the developments in Japanese architecture, and together with portraits of not only well-known Japanese architects and offices, but also young offices such as Atelier Bow Wow, this volume provides a stimulating discussion of current Japanese building in the context of traditional architecture.

Place, Time, and Being in Japanese Architecture

Author : Kevin Nute
Publisher : Psychology Press
Page : 170 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0419240101

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Place, Time, and Being in Japanese Architecture by Kevin Nute Pdf

"In addition to highlighting the human benefits of built environments which relate to particular place, time and being, many of the Japanese buildings examined illustrate practical strategies for revealing these universal parameters which are equally applicable beyond Japan. It is suggested that wider use of some of these approaches could not only help to sustain both environmental and cultural identities against the homogenising effects of globalisation, but also has the potential to heighten our appreciation of the peculiar condition of being here now."--Jacket.

Measure and Construction of the Japanese House

Author : Heino Engel
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 152 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2020-08-11
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781462916849

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Measure and Construction of the Japanese House by Heino Engel Pdf

A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture and its general integrative quality, the order of space and form, the flexibility of partitions and room functions and other important or unique qualities. The author describes in detail, and with numerous architectural plans and drawings, the influence of the anatomy of the Japanese human body on traditional units of measurement and on house construction. This work is not simply a description of the features of the Japanese house, but "an invitation to probe the possibilities of utilizing this architectural achievement of the Japanese …in modern living and building," according to the author, who further believes that the unique features of the Japanese house are better suited to serve as a pattern for contemporary housing than any other form of residential structure.