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    DescriptionJapanese residential building has fascinated whole generations of architects. Alongside the strict implementation of design concepts, the small conceptual houses are excellent examples for the demonstration of creative experimentation in terms of spatial configuration, materials and the ability to organise even the smallest of spaces. These houses are like miniature laboratories, clearly showing not only the creativity of Japanese architects but also the treatment of the ephemeral and the various layered boundaries between private and public space. The fast pace of change in Japanese cities has generated an enormous architectural treasure trove for the Western world. This treasure trove will be documented in Small Houses, a book that will also familiarise the reader with the broader aspects of Japanese culture.Small Houses is a book about Japanese residential building aimed at architects, interior designers, students and anyone interested in this exciting and dynamic scene. The book focuses on the small houses, mainly one-family houses. The selected projects are by both internationally renowned architects and by architectural practices that are little known outside Japan. An in-depth treatment will be presented for each project, which will familiarise readers with the cultural and societal context and the particular Japanese way of treating certain architectural elements. The presentation of details that are irrelevant outside of Asia is avoided. The book focuses on existing residential buildings that are represented by images and other architectural graphics such as layouts and sections."

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    Small Houses
    Contemporary Japanese Dwellings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Claudia Hildner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9783034607445
    ISBN 10: 303460744X

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    BISAC V2.8: ARC003000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: ARC013000
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    BIC subject category V2: AMKD
    Libri: JAPA2432
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    BISAC V2.8: ARC020000
    Libri: HAUS0194, WOHN2000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 728.370952, 728/.370952
    LC classification: NA7533 .H543 2011
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    Thema V1.0: AMK, AMD
    Illustrations note
    90 black & white illustrations, 150 colour illustrations, 90 schw.-w. u. 150 farb. Abb.
    Birkhauser Verlag AG
    Imprint name
    Birkhauser Verlag AG
    Publication date
    01 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Dipl. Ing. Claudia Hildner, architect and journalist, Munich, Germany.
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    Condensed ingenuity: Japanese residential architecture