New Japan Architecture: Recent Works By The World's Leading Architects

by Mehta, Geeta; Deanna Macdonald

New Japan Architecture: Recent Works By The World's Leading Architects

Price:  US$45.36   (SGD63.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 224 pages
Published:  2011, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9784805309483
SB#:  050651 (752)

About This Book

New Japan Architecture presents 48 extraordinary projects by 42 of the world's leading architects in Japan. Most of the projects were completed during the past five years - a period considered to be the most innovative in recent Japanese design history. Through these projects the reader is taken on a tour of current trends which point the way to future directions in modern architecture. Some buildings exhibit the ultimate ideal of the white Zen cube while others exemplify the search for the new wow factor in iconic design. Cutting-edge modernity is counterbalanced by a concern for sustainability - which 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. The insightful text by two leading experts in the field of Japanese architecture highlights the remarkable aspects of each building and places these developments in Japan within the wider context of world architecture.

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