When Japanese architecture is mentioned today, images of temples or pagodas generally come to mind. Some may think of more contemporary works as well: massive modular walls of rough concrete poured in place and bearing imprints of their formwork in the manner of Ando Tadao, the lighter structures of Ito Toyo and Sejima Kazuyo, or the finely wrought facades of Kuma Kengo1, to mention only a few. A generational chasm and, rather surprisingly, even a historical one seems to have opened up between the emblematic images of traditional architecture, in which wood is the material of choice, and more current and innovative work, in which its use has been reduced. Even though the carpenter has long been the lead builder, contemporary architectural culture appears to have forgotten this reservoir of construction experience accumulated over centuries.
Publisher: EPFL Press English Imprint
Published: 11 november 2021
Edition: 1st edition
Pages count Book: 444
Format (in mm) Book: 170 x 240
Weight (in grammes): 1100 (Book)
EAN13 Book: 9782889154456