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Japan Houses: Ideas for 21st Century Living

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This Japanese architecture and design book is a wonderful source of new styles and ideas for those looking to add a distinctively Zen flair to their home.Limited spaces, unlimited technology, a tradition of innovation, and sheer Japanese panache have combined to inspire the 26 stunning homes featured in Japan Houses. Conceived by 24 of Japan's leading architects and designers, each of the houses forecasts and defines a new trend in residential architecture, reinventing the meaning and use of space, material, and function.Traditional lifestyles are challenged, domestic functions such as cooking and entertaining are moved out of the house into the public domain, while laptops bring work back in. Zen minimalist is juxtaposed with comfortable opulence, time-honored workmanship is coupled with exciting new materials, resulting in a recognizable style that belongs to Japan, reflecting its culture and craftsmanship, while at the same time being avant-garde and international. The spirit of each of these astonishinghouses is captured in beautiful photographs, plans and commentary.
Marcia Iwatate is one of the leading professionals in the Japanese design and food industry. She is the author ofEat.Work.Shop., and co-author ofShunju: New Japanese Cuisine, which won a James Beard Award in 2004. Takeshi Nakasa of Nacasa & Partners, Inc., a photographic studio in Tokyo, has been taking commercial interior design an...
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Title:Japan Houses: Ideas for 21st Century LivingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 10 × 9 × 0.68 inPublished:April 20, 2011Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:4805311266

ISBN - 13:9784805311264

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The homes in Japan Houses represent an upper echelon of residences-largely unrestrained by budget or spatial limitations." -Dwell Magazine"