This informative and beautifully illustrated book showcases projects of all types, sizes and budgets from the last decade in Japan, and includes museums, private houses, schools, shops, hospitals, airports and chapels. Both cutting-edge, emerging young practices - such as Sou Fijimoto and Junya Ishigami - and established, internationally known architects - among them Toyo Ito, Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma and SANAA - are featured, as are international practices working in Japan (such as Rogers Stirk Harbour, Foster + Partners and Herzog & de Meuron). Stunning images by leading architectural photographer Edmund Sumner are accompanied by accessible critical texts and drawings. This illuminating survey is essential not just for architects and designers but also for anyone fascinated by Japan's unique - and increasing - influence on architecture worldwide.
Publisher: Merrell Publishers Ltd