To address dramatic differences in concepts of space manifest in architectural practice not yet widely known outside the Japanese cultural environment, this instalment presents works by five remarkable Japanese teams. In hopes of approaching mutual cultural understanding through the lens of architecture, it tackles contrasts apparent in, for instance, the handling of traditional materials, layout of interior spaces, or the social functionality of these spaces. Through twenty assorted projects, Shinishi Ogawa, Atelier Bow-Wow, D.I.G. Architects, Ikimono Architects and Katsutoshi Sasaki are each profiled and investigated. Introduction text by José Manuel Pedreirinho.
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