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Author Hildner, Claudia, author.

Title Small houses : contemporary Japanese dwellings / Claudia Hildner ; [editors, Andrea Wiegelmann, Katharina Sommer ; translation from German into English, Steven Lindberg].

Publication Info. Basel : Birkhäuser, [2011]
New York : Distribution, ActarBirkhäuserD

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Description 1 online resource (159 pages) : illustrations (some color), plans
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents About this book : The poetry of small houses / Claudia Hildner -- The roots of contemporary Japanese residential architecture / Ulf Meyer.
Summary Condensed ingenuity: Japanese residential architecture. When designing small residences, Japanese architects play with the boundaries of space, employ unusual materials, and develop new concepts for living together. The creativity of Japan's architects is revealed by their buildings and by their ability to organize even the tiniest space. The short life of residential buildings has led to an enormous store of architecture ideas, and "Small Houses" documents the current approaches. Japanese residential buildings are and have always been a seismograph of current trends in the country's architecture. The evolution this housing type has undergone since the early days of Japanese modernism is therefore the subject of Ulf Meyer's introductory essay. The project descriptions that follow it are dedicated to the specifically Japanese approach to certain elements of architecture. The focus of the project description is on the architectural concept, communicated to the reader in numerous illustrations and overview plans. Scattered texts provide more detailed information about the cultural and design background. "Small Houses" is addressed to architects, interior designers, students, and interested members of the general public. Although it includes works by such renowned architects as Sou Fujimoto Architects and Atelier Bow-Wow, the primary focus is on buildings by firms that are not yet famous abroad but have already attracted a lot of attention in Japan for their powerful architectural ideas.
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Subject Architecture, Domestic -- Japan.
Architecture, Domestic -- Japan -- Designs and plans.
Small houses -- Japan.
Small houses -- Japan -- Designs and plans.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Designs and plans.
Added Title Kleine Häuser. English
Other Form: Print version: Hildner, Claudia. Kleine Häuser. English. Small houses 9783034607445 (DLC) 2011501940 (OCoLC)760470768
ISBN 9783034610506 (electronic bk.)
3034610505 (electronic bk.)
129986354X (ebk)
9781299863545 (ebk)