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New Japan architecture : recent works by the world's leading architects / Geeta Mehta and Deanna MacDonald ; preface by Cesar Pelli ; foreword by Fumihiko Maki.

By: Mehta, Geeta K.
Contributor(s): MacDonald, Deanna.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Tokyo : Tuttle, c2011Description: 224 pages : color illustrations, plans (some color) ; 32 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9784805309483(hbk.).Subject(s): Architecture -- Japan -- 21st century | Architecture, Modern -- 21st century | Sustainable architecture -- Japan -- 21st century | Architects -- Japan -- 21st centuryDDC classification: Summary: Presents 48 architecture projects completed within the past 5 years by 42 of the world's leading architects in Japan.
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The global changes taking place in the architectural world are crystallizing right now in Japan, with the past five years being considered one of the most innovative periods in current Japanese design history. Observed by architects and designers from around the world, these changes are illustrated and articulated in New Japan Architecture. <br> <br> By documenting 48 important projects by 42 established and avant-garde architects, this book takes the reader through a journey of current trends in contemporary Japanese architecture and predicts future directions. While some buildings strive for the ultimate Zen white cube, others exemplify the search for the 'Wow' factor. Cutting edge modernity in some buildings is countered by a concern for sustainability in others. The selection of buildings in New Japan Architecture includes projects that are big and small, private and public, residential and commercial. The informative writings complement beautiful photographs that highlight the remarkable aspects of each building. A must-have book for those interested in architecture and Japan.

Presents 48 architecture projects completed within the past 5 years by 42 of the world's leading architects in Japan.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Architecture for Living
  • Architecture for Culture
  • Architecture for Learning
  • Architecture for Work
  • Architecture for Consumers
  • Architecture for the City
  • Architecture for Renewal

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Publishers Weekly Review

"As the world moves into the second decade of the 21st century, it is clear that the West no longer has all the answers. Japan has moved beyond the need to mimic the West." Columbia University professor Mehta (Japan Style) collaborates with art historian MacDonald for a sweeping survey of 48 recently completed projects, organized in seven categories: Living (private homes), Culture (museums), Learning (schools), Work (office buildings), Consumers (stores), City (public buildings), and Renewal (renovations). From a 102.7 square meter hut on the Chiba coast by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects ("House C") to Tokyo's massive National Art Center from Kisho Kurokawa Associates and Nihon Sekkei Inc., the 42 featured architects exhibit a dazzling range of outside-of-the-box structures. Mehta and MacDonald present a mesmerizing album of four-color photographs accompanied by text that explains the inspiration and construction of each project. Readers will be delighted to find a Nakamura Keith Haring Museum "that sits like an exclamation mark" on a hill in the village of Kobuchizawa in the Japanese Alps, with a gallery complex by Atsushi Kitagawara that features hot springs (onsen) in fanciful Haring-like shapes. (Sept.)   © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.