Building The Japanese House Today

Author: Peggy Landers Rao
Editor: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
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Describes in detail the design and construction of a traditional Japanese house in California, revealing how the aesthetic principles of Japanese architecture--including clean lines, intricate joinery, and expert woodworking--can be adapted to such Western needs as central heating, computerized lighting systems, furnishings, insulation, and electronics. Architects & Designers Book Club.


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At Dwell, we're staging a minor revolution. We think that it's possible to live in a house or apartment by a bold modern architect, to own furniture and products that are exceptionally well designed, and still be a regular human being. We think that good design is an integral part of real life. And that real life has been conspicuous by its absence in most design and architecture magazines.

Japanese Style

Author: Sunamita Lim
Editor: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423600923
Size: 14,38 MB
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Explains how to incorporate the aesthetic ideals and cultural principles of Japanese design traditions in the home in a richly illustrated guide that reveals how designing with nature's beauty can create a simple and beautiful home that emphasizes the idea of doing more with less.

Historical Dictionary Of Architecture

Author: Allison Lee Palmer
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442263091
Size: 20,85 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on architects, famous structures, types of materials, and the different architectural styles.

The New Asian Home

Author: Kendra Langeteig
Editor: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423610366
Size: 16,88 MB
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The New Asian Homeby Kendra Langeteig profiles 23 fascinating and original American homes inspired by the ancient architectural traditions of Asia. Designed by some of today's foremost architects and designers, principles fundamental to the serene aesthetics of classic Asian design - balance, harmony, connection with nature - are reinterpreted for the Western home.

Material Design

Author: Thomas Schröpfer
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3034611668
Size: 12,62 MB
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The approach of "Informing Architecture by Materiality" opens the way to an innovative use of materials in the design professions. Taking material qualities and properties such as texture, elasticity, transparency and fluidity as a point of departure, the concept described and employed here transcends the conventional definitions of building materials. Instead, the focus is on a multitude of material operations, like folding and bending, carving and cutting, weaving and knitting, mirroring and screening. The featured design strategies and methods address established and "new" materials alike. They are applied both to the scale of the detail and the entire building. The examples comprise prototype structures as well as large building projects. Eightchapters deal with surfaces and layers, joints and juctions, weaving and texturing, nanoscale transformations, responsiveness, the integration of ephemeral factors like wind and light as well as material collections providing professional resources. Written by reknowned experts in this field, the book features many examples from international contemporary architecture. The introductory part provides the conceptual background, while a final chapter describes consequences for pressing issues of today, like sustainability or life cycle assessment.

The Japanese House Reinvented

Author: Philip Jodidio
Editor: The Monacelli Press, LLC
ISBN: 1580934064
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Japanese houses today have to contend with unique factors that condition their design, from tiny lots in crowded urban contexts to ever-present seismic threats. But their formal innovation and attention to materials, technology, and measures to coax in light and air while maintaining domestic privacy make them cutting-edge residences that suggest new ways of being at home. In these 50 residences in the most dense urban milieu - Japan's 127 million people live in an area slightly smaller than California - architects explore alternating ideas of stability and ephemerality in various ways, resulting in spaces that are as fascinating as they are idiosyncratic. It is no surprise that Japan is where this progressive residential design activity is concentrated today. If international awards such as the coveted Pritzker Prize are any indication, contemporary Japanese architecture has emerged as a substantial force on the international scene ever since Kenzo Tange won it in 1987. Since then, Japanese winners of the Pritzker are Fumihiko Maki (1993), Tadao Ando (1995), Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa SANAA (2010), Toyo Ito (2013) and Shigeru Ban (2014)--most of whom are still actively building houses. Though each of these architects has worked with Japanese tradition in different ways, sometimes even denying its significance, it is clear that the particular conditions of contemporary Japanese architecture are nourished by a rich tradition that seems to have many similarities with the "simplicity" of modern architecture in general.

Hanok The Korean House

Author: Nani Park
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462915140
Size: 20,79 MB
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"A well-presented, detailed view of traditional Korean domestic architecture overlooked until now." — Library Journal In recent decades, few nations have transformed themselves as radically as Korea. Amid Seoul's glass-and-steel skyscrapers and luxury apartments, however, the traditional Korean home or Hanok is experiencing a surprising renaissance. Hanok: The Korean House showcases twelve very special Hanok that reflect today's Korea—a country that's putting a modern twist on traditional values. While the exteriors of these houses are indistinguishable from Hanok built decades ago, the interior designs have been completely updated. Traditional materials of stone, wood, and clay are still the only components used in these houses. They also incorporate natural elements such as wind and sunlight, and baesanimsu—known in Chinese as feng shui—used to position the Hanok in harmony with the natural forces and geographical features of the site. But many of these new Hanok owners are architects who have incorporated open floor plans and cutting-edge architectural elements to create a more functional home.

Architects Today

Author: Kester Rattenbury
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694926
Size: 13,34 MB
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Have you ever wanted to have information about the world's most influential architects at your fingertips? Written by three architectural journalists, this book cuts the world's greatest and most provocative practicing architects down to sizeboth the old and established and the rising stars. With two fully illustrated pages for each architect, a clear, lively design, and an alphabetical organization, Architects Today breaks down the usual arcane architectural categorizations. It offers an insight and introduction to key contemporary architects as well as a snapshot of the varied nature of todays architecture. For each architect, the book gives key biographical information as well as illustrations of their most representative and iconic buildings, and an assessment of their place in the international scene. This volume will appeal to anyone interested in contemporary architecture, as both an introduction and as a handy reference source.

Japan And Britain After 1859

Author: Olive Checkland
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135786186
Size: 12,28 MB
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In the years following Japan's long period of self-imposed isolation from the world, Japan developed a new relationship with the West, and especially with Britain, where relations grew to be particularly close. The Japanese, embarrassed by their perceived comparative backwardness, looked to the West to learn modern industrial techniques, including the design and engineering skills which underpinned them. At the same time, taking great pride in their own culture, they exhibited and sold high quality products of traditional Japanese craftsmanship in the West, stimulating a thirst for, and appreciation of, Japanese arts and crafts. This book examines the two-way bridge-building cultural exchange which took place between Japan and Britain in the years after 1859 and into the early years of the twentieth century. Topics covered include architecture, industrial design, prints, painting and photographs, together with a consideration of Japanese government policy, the Japan-Britain Exhibition of 1910, and commercial spin-offs. In addition, there are case studies of key individuals who were particularly influential in fostering British-Japanese cultural bridges in this period.