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A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture and its general integrative quality, the order of space and form, the flexibility of partitions and room functions and other important or unique qualities. The author describes in detail, and with numerous architectural plans and drawings, the influence of the anatomy of the Japanese human body on traditional units of measurement and on house construction. This work is not simply a description of the features of the Japanese house, but "an invitation to probe the possibilities of utilizing this architectural achievement of the Japanese . . . in modern living and building," according to the author, who further believes that the unique features of the Japanese house are better suited to serve as a pattern for contemporary housing than any other form of residential structure.

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A study of Japanese architectural form, system and component applied to modern living and contemporary homes.

Synopsis:

A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture and its general integrative quality, the order of space and form, the flexibility of partitions and room functions and other important or unique qualities. The author describes in detail, and with numerous architectural plans and drawings, the influence of the anatomy of the Japanese human body on traditional units of measurement and on house construction. This work is not simply a description of the features of the Japanese house, but "an invitation to probe the possibilities of utilizing this architectural achievement of the Japanese . . . in modern living and building," according to the author, who further believes that the unique features of the Japanese house are better suited to serve as a pattern for contemporary housing than any other form of residential structure.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Heino Engelandlt;/bandgt; studied architecture in Germany immediately following the end of World War II, then traveled through Egypt and Arabia, spent more than a year in India, Burma, Malaysia, and Thailand, before arriving in Japan. There, in his own words, he "realized that the Japanese house is as invaluable an experience for the contemporary architect as are the ancient Acropolis of Athens in Greece and the modern high-rise office towers of the United States." He remained in Japan for three years, concentrating on the study of the Japanese house, people, life, language, and culture, and also becoming a member of the Architectural Institute of Japan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804814928
Author:
Engel, Heinrich
Author:
Engel, Heino
Author:
Engel, Heinrich
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Location:
Rutland, Vt. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
House construction
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Architecture, Domestic -- Japan.
Subject:
House construction -- Japan.
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Subject:
Historic preservation
Subject:
Japan; traditional Japanese architecture; Japanese homes; Traditional design modern building; Japanese architecture construction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
19891231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 floor plans and bandamp;w sketches
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
10.25 x 7.5 in 16 oz

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A study of Japanese architectural form, system and component applied to modern living and contemporary homes.
"Synopsis" by , A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture and its general integrative quality, the order of space and form, the flexibility of partitions and room functions and other important or unique qualities. The author describes in detail, and with numerous architectural plans and drawings, the influence of the anatomy of the Japanese human body on traditional units of measurement and on house construction. This work is not simply a description of the features of the Japanese house, but "an invitation to probe the possibilities of utilizing this architectural achievement of the Japanese . . . in modern living and building," according to the author, who further believes that the unique features of the Japanese house are better suited to serve as a pattern for contemporary housing than any other form of residential structure.
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