Beyond the Bubble

The New Japanese Architecture

A detailed look at the best of contemporary Japanese architecture.

Botond Bognar


Price: USD$79.95 USD$20.00



  • An overview of contemporary Japanese architecture from the late 1980s to the present day and beyond, including projects in progress
  • Includes exceptional examples from the most exciting architects working in Japan today, such as Toyo Ito, SANAA, Atelier Bow-Wow and Kengo Kuma
  • Introductory essays provide a wide-ranging survey of contemporary Japanese architecture and detailed treatments of the individual projects
  • Features an array of buildings, including residential, retail and public works projects, all extensively illustrated with photos, drawings and computer renderings


About the author(s)
Botond Bognar holds the Edgar A. Tafel Chair in Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture. For the past 30 years he has been investigating various aspects of Japanese architecture and urbanism; he has published numerous books, essays and articles on the topic.


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