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Concrete Tokyo Map

Concrete Toyko Map 2017 Tokyo is a city of concrete.  This sprawling metropolis is dotted with concrete structures of all sorts — hulking factory complexes and mid-sized office buildings as well as trendy boutiques, tony residences and treasured spiritual spaces … Continue reading

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Sou Fujimoto

Sou Fujimoto 2016 Occasionally an architect emerges whose vision is so fresh that it causes us to reconsider the very nature of architecture. Sou Fujimoto is one of those architects. Guided by instinct and keen observation, he casts convention aside. … Continue reading

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Jutaku: Japanese Houses

Jutaku: Japanese Houses 2015 With 400 houses, one house per page, one image per house, Jutaku: Japanese Houses is a fast-paced, “quick hit” shock to the system that shines a Harajukubright neon light on the sheer volume, variety and novelty … Continue reading

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Made in Japan: 100 New Products

Made in Japan: 100 New Products 2012 From chairs to cutlery, Japan creates some of the most innovative, elegant, whimsical and well-made objects in the world. Combining high aesthetic standards with cutting-edge technology, many of these designs turn everyday items … Continue reading

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New Architecture in Japan

New Architecture in Japan 2010 A photographic survey taken by Edmund Sumner accompanied by information texts written in conjunction with Yuki Sumner and David Littlefield, this book showcases projects of all types, including museums, private houses, schools, shops, hospitals, airports … Continue reading

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Hitoshi Abe

  Hitoshi Abe 2009 Born in Japan in 1962, Hitoshi Abe is the former chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California Los Angeles. Educated at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, he worked … Continue reading

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Modern Japanese House

Modern Japanese House 2005 What makes the contemporary Japanese house distinctly Japanese? Unlike many commercial public or institutional buildings, which look increasingly the same worldwide, houses remain rooted in place. This book addresses this question and many more. It begins … Continue reading

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Japan 2000

Japan 2000: Architecture and Design for the Japanese Public 1998 Compiled in connection with colleagues on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, this book contains a selection of essays documenting Japanese contributions in the fields of both design and architecture … Continue reading

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