Modern Japanese House

A survey of the most innovative new houses built in Japan.

Naomi Pollock


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  • A survey of over 20 of the most innovative new houses built over the last decade in Japan, a country recognized worldwide for its innovative design
  • Features internationally prominent architects such as Shigeru Ban and Kazuyo Sejima as well as up-and-coming practitioners
  • Inspiring selection and accessible project descriptions make the volume appealing to architects and the general public alike
  • A subject of endless fascination

In The Press
'A beautiful, revelatory book, opening up a world of Japanese architecture that has been little known in the West…Pollock conveys the ingenuity – the sheer variety of solutions – of architects facing some decidedly ‘challenging’ sites. Their designs are full of wit, surprise and a sense of grace and serenity…A great strength of this book is that each group of houses is prefaced by an introduction which sets them against a background of tradition and social change in Japan, followed by a detailed description of each design which shows exactly how it evolved.' (Architect’s Journal)

About the author(s)

Naomi Pollock has been writing about design in Japan since 1989. Her articles have appeared in numerous prominent publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Dwell, Interior Design, the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times and Architectural Record, for whom she is the Special International Correspondent.

A trained and licensed architect, she was a guest curator for an exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago in 1998 entitled 'Japan 2000: Architecture and Design for the Japanese Public'.


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