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Nippon nests: Today's most exceptional Japanese homes So rich and unique is traditional Japanese architecture that it's hard to improve upon. Yet contemporary Japanese designers and architects keep finding new ways to refurbish and take inspiration from the ways of old. Whether it's a pristinely preserved traditional house or a cutting-edge apartment, the best Japanese ...more
Hardcover, 191 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Taschen (first published January 1st 2006)
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Lyn Elliott
Oct 13, 2016 Lyn Elliott rated it really liked it
Shelves: architecture, japan
Stunning images. Simple, uncluttered internal spaces, strong lines, subtle colours. This book focuses on design, spaces and materials.

I love the connections between inside and outside in the recent houses. The old, renewed (renovated doesn't seem appropriate) farmhouses look inwards, and one in particular focuses around three fire pits along the large open living area. All the internal timbers are darkened with years of smoke, 'shining black'.

I'm a strong advocate of buildings being designed t
Jan 30, 2016 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pure eye candy with gorgeous illustrations.
Apr 01, 2009 Lilah rated it really liked it
Gorgeous. About 2/3 of it is beautiful old houses in the forest, but the last third is all modern, utterly fascinating for clever design, especially since it has to address the issue of small spaces. This could have gone on for twice the length and been just as easily devourable.
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Apr 26, 2014 James Eckman rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Architects
Another architectural eye candy book. Some nice examples of older machiya. There is a recent reprint.
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cool look at houses, lots are old in the countryside.
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