in DETAIL Japan

Architecture, Constructions, Ambiances

Christian Schittich (ed.)

Hardcover: 176 pages with numerous drawings and photos
Publisher: Birkhäuser; 1 edition (October 25, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 3764367571
ISBN-13: 978-3764367572

Japan is becoming a popular travel destination for more and more architects today. With its wide variety of architecture, it is both a source of fascination and inspiration. Over a number of years, the review Detail has been consistently documenting the construction activities which have taken place in Japan, and this book draws on the best of their experience and connections to present and analyse with plans and details the most interesting buildings from various architectural trends in contemporary Japan, including Ando's Museum for Contemporary Art in Naoshima, Toyo Ito's Mediathek, a residential building by Kazuyo Sejima, and a temple gallery in Kyoto by Takashi Yamaguchi. Introductory essays discuss the developments in Japanese architecture, and together with portraits of not only well-known Japanese architects and offices, but also young offices such as Atelier Bow Wow, this volume provides a stimulating discussion of current Japanese building in the context of traditional architecture.



Japan - a land of contradictions? / Christian Schittich 8
Architecture and aesthetic of an Island people / Günter Nitschke 14
Japan's modern architecture - from the beginnings to the present / Christian Schittich and Andrea Wiegelmann 32
Geographical location of projects 56
Botanical Museum near Kochi / Naito Architect & Associates, Tokyo 58
Day-care centre for children in Odate / Shigeru Ban Architects, Tokyo 62
House in Kobe / Toshiaki Kawai/Kawai Architects, Kyoto 66
House in Sakurajosui / Toyo Ito & Associates, Tokyo 70
Furniture store in Tokyo / Kazuyo Sejima & Associates, Tokyo 74
House in Tokyo / Kazuyo Sejima & Associates, Tokyo 78
House in Nagoya / Amorphe Takeyama & Associates, Kyoto 82
House in Mineyama / FOBA, Kyoto 86
House in Hadano / Tezuka Architects, Tokyo 90
Weekend house in Karuizawa / Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo 94
House and Studio in Kobe / Go Yoshimoto Architecture & Associates, Hyogo 98
House and studio in Tokyo / Naito Architect & Associates, Tokyo 104
House near Yamanakako / Shigeru Ban Architects, Tokyo 108
House in Kyoto / Jun Tamaki/Tamaki Architectural Atelier, Kyoto 110
Housing development in Tokyo / Akira Watanabe Architect & Associates, Tokyo 114
House in Suzaku / Waro Kishi + K. Associates, Kyoto 118
House in Hokusetsu / Toshihito Yokouchi Architect and Associates, Kyoto 122
Art house on Naoshima / Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, Osaka 126
Stone Museum in Nasu / Kengo Kuma & Associates, Tokyo 130
Sunday School in Ibaraki / Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, Osaka 134
Gallery and guest house in temple grounds in Kyoto / Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates, Osaka 142
Mediatheque in Sendai / Toyo Ito & Associates, Tokyo 148
University in Saitama / Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop, Yokohama 160
Sports Stadium near Sendai / Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Sendai with Syouichi Haryu Architect and Associates, Sendai 166