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How to Make a Japanese House | Cathelijne Nuijsink | 9789056628505 | nai010

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How to Make a Japanese House

Author:Cathelijne Nuijsink

Publisher:nai010

ISBN: 978-90-5662-850-5

  • Paperback
  • English
  • 328 Pages
  • May 10, 2012

Nowhere in the world have architects built homes as small as in Japan, and nowhere with such success. How to Make a Japanese House 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, How to Make a Japanese House 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.


INDEX

020 Foreword / Taro Igarashi
022 Introduction Essay, The Japanese Single-Family Home / Cathelijne Nuijsink
The 1950s Generation
032 Suburban Toy House /Jun Aoki
044 Steel Train / Kengo Kuma
056 Levels of Complexity / Kazuyo Sejima
068 Under the Canopy / Kazuhiro Kojima
080 Four Architectural Generations, Monologue by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto
The 1960s Generation
084 Kaleidoscopic Views / Manabu Chiba
096 Activating the Gaps / Yoshiharu Tsukamoto
108 Void in a Void /Akira Yoneda
120 Curves for Privacy / Katsuhiro Tsukamoto
128 Community Spheres / Ryue Nishizawa
140 From Ripples to Wave, Monologue by Taro Igarashi
The 1970s Generation
144 Nested Boxes / Sou Fujimoto
156 Mountainous Landscape / Akihisa Hirata
168 Two Unified Views /  Kumiko Inui
176 Heavenly State / Jun Igarashi
188 Friendly Nod / Makato Takei + Chie Nabeshima
200 A Violin Inside the Rock / Masahir Harada + Mao Harada
212 Alleyway Living / Makoto Tanjiri
224 Lively Balconies / Go Hasegawa
236 Empty House / Hideyuki Nakayama
248 Unreachable Space / Yuko Nagayama
256 Transparent Sceneries / Junya Ishigami
266 Ruler of the Site / Ryuji Nakamura
276 New Directions, Monologue by Jun Aoki
Thematic Essays
280 Architecture and the City / Riken Yamamoto, Manabu Chiba, Ryuji Fujimura
288 Alternatives to the Architects / Kazuhiko Namba, Shigeru Oshima, Tadashi Fukuoka
296 Traditional Aesthetics or Modern Ethics? / Kengo Kuma, Yasuhiro Yamahita, Masahiro Harada
306 The Role of Structures / Jun Sato, Hidefumi Ohno, Ryota Kidokoro
314 Inside the House / Kyoichi Tsuzuki, Yuko Ando, Naoki Terada
323 Bibliography
325 Photo Credits
326 Acknowled

Nowhere in the world have architects built homes as small as in Japan, and nowhere with such success. How to Make a Japanese House 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, How to Make a Japanese House 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.


INDEX

020 Foreword / Taro Igarashi
022 Introduction Essay, The Japanese Single-Family Home / Cathelijne Nuijsink
The 1950s Generation
032 Suburban Toy House /Jun Aoki
044 Steel Train / Kengo Kuma
056 Levels of Complexity / Kazuyo Sejima
068 Under the Canopy / Kazuhiro Kojima
080 Four Architectural Generations, Monologue by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto
The 1960s Generation
084 Kaleidoscopic Views / Manabu Chiba
096 Activating the Gaps / Yoshiharu Tsukamoto
108 Void in a Void /Akira Yoneda
120 Curves for Privacy / Katsuhiro Tsukamoto
128 Community Spheres / Ryue Nishizawa
140 From Ripples to Wave, Monologue by Taro Igarashi
The 1970s Generation
144 Nested Boxes / Sou Fujimoto
156 Mountainous Landscape / Akihisa Hirata
168 Two Unified Views /  Kumiko Inui
176 Heavenly State / Jun Igarashi
188 Friendly Nod / Makato Takei + Chie Nabeshima
200 A Violin Inside the Rock / Masahir Harada + Mao Harada
212 Alleyway Living / Makoto Tanjiri
224 Lively Balconies / Go Hasegawa
236 Empty House / Hideyuki Nakayama
248 Unreachable Space / Yuko Nagayama
256 Transparent Sceneries / Junya Ishigami
266 Ruler of the Site / Ryuji Nakamura
276 New Directions, Monologue by Jun Aoki
Thematic Essays
280 Architecture and the City / Riken Yamamoto, Manabu Chiba, Ryuji Fujimura
288 Alternatives to the Architects / Kazuhiko Namba, Shigeru Oshima, Tadashi Fukuoka
296 Traditional Aesthetics or Modern Ethics? / Kengo Kuma, Yasuhiro Yamahita, Masahiro Harada
306 The Role of Structures / Jun Sato, Hidefumi Ohno, Ryota Kidokoro
314 Inside the House / Kyoichi Tsuzuki, Yuko Ando, Naoki Terada
323 Bibliography
325 Photo Credits
326 Acknowled

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