New Japan Architecture: Recent Works By The World's Leading Architects by Geeta MehtaNew Japan Architecture: Recent Works By The World's Leading Architects by Geeta Mehta

New Japan Architecture: Recent Works By The World's Leading Architects

byGeeta Mehta, Deanna MacDonaldPreface byCesar Pelli

Paperback | February 13, 2015

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Featuring dozens of high-quality photographs, schematic designs and insightful commentary this Japanese architecture book is a must-have for architects or collectors.The past five years are widely considered to have been the most innovative period in contemporary Japanese design history. The projects featured in New Japan Architecture were completed during this extraordinarily fertile time. Featuring breathtaking images of modern Japan, this volume presents forty-eight extraordinary projects by forty-two of the world's leading architects, including: - Hitoshi Abe - Ward Kishi - Tadao Ando - Chiba Manabu Architects - Toyo Ito - Kengo Kuma - Kazuyo SejimaThis architecture book features a wide range of buildings, some exhibiting the ultimate ideal of the white Zen cube, while others exemplify the search for the new wow factor in iconic design. In many, cutting-edge modernity is counterbalanced by a concern for sustainability-an issue that has motivated many architects to rethink and reintroduce concepts drawn from traditional Japanese architecture. Projects big and small, private and public, residential and commercial are included.Insightful text by two leading experts in the field of Japanese architecture highlights the remarkable aspects of each building and places these developments within the wider context of world architecture. Offering an essential overview of current trends, New Japan Architecture points the way to modern architecture's future.
Geeta K. Mehta teaches architecture and urban design at Columbia University in New York. A resident of Japan for 23 years, she is a partner in the firm of Braden and Mehta and has designed projects in USA, Japan, India, Vietnam and Indonesia. Educated at University of Tokyo, Columbia University, and SPA in Delhi, she is the co-author o...
Title:New Japan Architecture: Recent Works By The World's Leading ArchitectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.73 inPublished:February 13, 2015Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:4805313323

ISBN - 13:9784805313329

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Editorial Reviews

Japan remains an architectural hothouse, bursting with some of the most original and daring designs anywhere. This bookuwell-organized, beautifully illustrated, with insightful commentary, provides an excellent overview of the best work from the past ten years. A must-have for architects, connoisseurs of great design, and anyone who wants to come take a look for themselves." -John Mader, president, AIA Japan"This is a very well researched book that presents innovative projects in their architectural as well as urban context." -Richard Plunz, Director Urban Design Program, GSAPP, Columbia University, New York"This excitement and elegance of recent modern Japanese architecture is very well documented in this book, and the core concepts and future trends thoughtfully explained. It is a delight to read." -Raquel Ramati, Urban Designer, New York"