Japan"s new architecture
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Japan"s new architecture by Shinji Koike

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Published by Shokokusha Publishers in [Tokyo] .
Written in English


  • Architecture -- Japan.,
  • Architecture, Modern.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Prof. Shinji Koike, in collaboration with Architect Ryuichi Hamaguchi.
The Physical Object
Pagination141 p.
Number of Pages141
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14363625M

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Koike, Shinji, Japan's new architecture. [Tokyo] Shokokusha Publishers [] (OCoLC)   He is an internationally recognized scholar of contemporary Japanese architecture and urbanism. He has lectured all over the world and has a long list of publications to his credit. Among his most recent books are "Beyond the Bubble: The New Japanese Architecture" (London: ) and "Material Immaterial:The New Work of Kengo Kuma" (New York: ).Reviews:   designboom book report: new architecture in japan. this volume is a thorough representation of recent and innovative architecture in japan. featured structures from various. Simplicity, asymmetry, sensitivity to the natural environment, and the use of natural materials are the hallmarks of much of Japanese architecture. This book provides an overview of Japanese architecture in its historical and cultural context. It begins with a discussion of prehistoric pit dwellings and concludes with a description of significant modern buildings.4/5(1).