Living in Japan

Living in Japan Nippon nests Today s most exceptional Japanese homes So rich and unique is traditional Japanese architecture that it s hard to improve upon Yet contemporary Japanese designers and architects keep find

  • Title: Living in Japan
  • Author: Alex Kerr Kathy Arlyn Sokol Reto Guntli Guntli Reto
  • ISBN: 9783822845943
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Nippon nests Today s most exceptional Japanese homes So rich and unique is traditional Japanese architecture that it s hard to improve upon Yet contemporary Japanese designers and architects keep finding new ways to refurbish and take inspiration from the ways of old Whether it s a pristinely preserved traditional house or a cutting edge apartment, the best Japanese homNippon nests Today s most exceptional Japanese homes So rich and unique is traditional Japanese architecture that it s hard to improve upon Yet contemporary Japanese designers and architects keep finding new ways to refurbish and take inspiration from the ways of old Whether it s a pristinely preserved traditional house or a cutting edge apartment, the best Japanese homes share a love of cleverly designed spaces and warm materials such as wood, bricks, and bamboo From a thatched roof farmhouse occupied by a Zen priest to Tadao Ando s experimental 4x4 House, Shigeru Ban s conceptual Shutter House, and a beautiful homage to bamboo in the form of a home, this book traverses the multifaceted landscape of Japanese living today Also included is a list of addresses and a glossary of terms, such as tatami.

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    1. Stunning images. Simple, uncluttered internal spaces, strong lines, subtle colours. This book focuses on design, spaces and materials. I love the connections between inside and outside in the recent houses. The old, renewed (renovated doesn't seem appropriate) farmhouses look inwards, and one in particular focuses around three fire pits along the large open living area. All the internal timbers are darkened with years of smoke, 'shining black'. I'm a strong advocate of buildings being designed t [...]

    2. Gorgeous. About 2/3 of it is beautiful old houses in the forest, but the last third is all modern, utterly fascinating for clever design, especially since it has to address the issue of small spaces. This could have gone on for twice the length and been just as easily devourable.

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