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How to make a Japanese house = 日本の家の作り方

How to Make a Japanese House =: Nihon No Ie No Tsukurikata

Cathelijne Nuijsink
Rotterdam : NAi Publishers, 2012.
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Nihon no ie no tsukurikata
905662850X, 9789056628505
Nowhere in the world have architects built homes as small as in Japan, and nowhere with such success. This title presents the designs of the latest generation of architects and situates them in the historical evolution of Japanese housing. The extremely small Japanese dwelling, by Western standards, can barely be considered a comfortable place. This requires knowledge of the traditional Japanese home, the family culture and the limitations of building in densely populated areas. The strength of the Japanese dwelling turns out not to lie in a rational quantity of square metres, but to be of a spiritual nature. Using critical research, interviews and projects, This book presents the state of the art of the individual house in Japan. In addition, it provides insight into the unique design approach of different generations of Japanese architects. The 21 completed homes in this reference book are richly illustrated with drawings and photographs. In this way, this book offers inspiration for the construction of unique small dwellings.
327 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-324).
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