Available again: Make Do With Now: New Directions in Japanese Architecture
Language: English Heights: 26 cm Pages: 320 pages, 541 mainly colour illustrations and plans Width: 20 cm Published: 2022 Editor: S AM Swiss Architecture Museum
Yuma Shinohara, Andreas Ruby (Hg.)
ISBN: 978-3-85616-977-0 Publisher: Christoph Merian Verlag
Make Do With Now presents a new view of Japanese architecture and introduces a young, as yet little known generation of architects and designers. These are demanding a sincere engagement with social, economic and ecological problems under the influence of, among other things, the experience of the Tohoku earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. Their creative handling of limited resources, found materials and existing building stock helps them in their search for responses to the urgent issues confronting us today. By means of written contributions and photographic essays the publication provides insight into more than twenty current projects and takes a closer look at five architecture practices. This gives readers a multifaceted impression of the innovative concepts which are driving architecture in Japan today.
Featuring essays by Yuma Shinohara, Momoyo Kaijima, Kōji Ichikawa, Noriko Matsuda with Norihito Nakatani and Akihito Aoi, Shin Aiba, Leo Tanishige, Siena Hirao, Jun Yamaguchi, and Cathelijne Nuijsink. Photo essays by Go Itami.