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The Japanese House Reinvented by Philip Jodidio

The Japanese House Reinvented

The Japanese House Reinvented by Philip Jodidio
May 19, 2015 | 304 Pages
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    May 19, 2015 | 304 Pages

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“Readers of architecture blogs will be familiar with many of the often diminutive houses featured in The Japanese House Reinvented, but writer Philip Jodidio—who traveled in Japan to see the featured projects and meet designers—places the 50-odd structures in their rightful context. Extreme density, the threat of natural disasters, a love of kitsch as well as simplicity, and laws pertaining to access of natural light all have a role in sculpting the orderly jumble of Japanese houses. With each house, whether by Shigeru Ban, Atelier Bow-Wow, Tadao Ando, or Jun Igarashi, Jodidio explains materials, site, programmatic needs, and challenges faced by the architects or clients. Roughly three pages are devoted to each project, accompanied by large photographs and an explanatory drawing or two. An inspiring encyclopedia of ideas.”
—Architectural Record

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