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The Civic City in a Nomadic World

>Charles Landry, the inventor of the Creative City concept and autho

The Civic City in a Nomadic World
De verzamelaarskast

>Uniek document van de enig overgebleven 18de-eeuwse Nederlandse Miniatuurapotheek
>Ontdek zel

De verzamelaarskast
Matthijs Maris

>Tentoonstelling ‘Matthijs Maris’, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 6 oktobe

Matthijs Maris
Bicycle Landscape

>Presentation 25 September 2017 at the Landscape Triennal, Park21, H

Bicycle Landscape

> Uncovering the relevance of narrative methods to today’s architectural practice


Johan Maelwael

>Tentoonstelling ‘Johan Maelwael’, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 6 oktobe

Johan Maelwael
Costume & Fashion

> Highlights from the costume collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
> A feast for the eyes

Costume & Fashion
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How to Make a Japanese House

€ 39,95 order bij NAI booksellers

> Unique look inside Japanese housing design
> Radically different way of thinking about architecture
> Inspiration for the design of small dwellings

Nowhere in the world have architects built so many small and exceptional homes as in Japan, and nowhere with such ingenuity and success. How to Make a Japanese House presents 21 contemporary houses and situates them in the evolution of Japanese housing. Simultaneously, the book provides insight into the unique design approach of three different generations of Japanese architects.

The interviews with architects such as Jun Aoki, Ryue Nishizawa and Sou Fujimoto clarify in a personal way the backgrounds of the designs. With her fascination for Japanese culture, Cathelijne Nuijsink takes the reader on a journey into the contemporary Japanese house. Using a rich array of research, drawings and photographs, How to Make a Japanese House demonstrates that Japanese homes offer a radically different way of thinking about architecture.

The extremely small Japanese dwelling, by Western standards, can barely be considered a comfortable place. This requires knowledge of the traditional Japanese home, the family culture and the limitations of building in densely populated areas. The strength of the Japanese dwelling turns out not to lie in a rational quantity of square metres, but to be of a spiritual nature.

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ISBN 978-90-5662-850-5 | 2. edition | February 2015 | available | Cathelijne Nuijsink | design: Sander Boon | English | paperback | 16 x 24 cm | 328 pages | with support from: Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur

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