Iwatate, Marcia,

Japan Living : form and function at the cutting edge / Marcia Iwatate and Geeta K. Mehta ; photography by Nacása & Partners. - 256 pages ; 30 cm

Design for a new generation -- Manazuru villa -- Mountain villa -- Atelier Semper -- Shimogamo Yakocho House -- Horizon House -- Kamiyamacho House -- Wing Villa -- WS Residence -- Kamitaga Residence -- Ring House -- Tsurumi Atelier + Residence -- K Courtyard House -- Izumiya -- Noborigama House -- Jogasaki Kaigan House -- Sheet Metal Teahouse -- Ocean villa -- Whole Earth Project -- House in the forest -- Yamate House -- Yatsugatake House -- S House -- Nigata House -- Four-In-One House -- Mejiro House -- Nakadai House -- F House -- Hover House -- AO House -- E House.

Natural serenity, understated refinement, clean lines and the balancing of light and space are all hallmarks of Japanese interior design. Some houses represented in "Japan Living" reflect the many changes in the dynamics of the new Japanese society, including an aging population and the desire to remain single, while others embody plenty of creativity, self-expression and individuality. Throughout, a return to traditional materials and design elements is married with such present-day requirements as minimalism, flexibility, energy efficiency and electronic gadgetry. Each of these homes is an exquisite representation of the integrity consistently found in Japanese interior design, in both new construction and old.

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Architect-designed houses--Japan.
Architecture, Domestic--Japan.
Interior decoration--Japan.

NA7451 / .I93 2015

728.3709 IWA 2015