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Pure. Minimal. Simple. These are the words commonly used to describe the work of contemporary Japanese architects. FOBA, an internationally celebrated architectural practice based in Kyoto, looks beyond the aesthetics of minimalism, instead finding inspiration in the relationships between structure and site. FOBA: Buildings, the first monograph on the decade-old firm, features ten projects of surprising range: undulating lines, overlapping cubes, interpenetrating forms, and unexpected pairings demonstrate a varied set of approaches to projects. The work is at times boldly expressionistic, and at others refreshingly austere.
The book also chronicles the FOB Homes system-a FOBA subsidiary company established in 1999-a uniquely creative response to the generic mass-produced pre-fabricated housing available in Japan. With five basic prototypes that can be easily adapted to any site or client, FOB Homes redefines the concept of standardized housing. Their simple, neutral white boxes counter the visual chaos of contemporary Japan and offer the elegance and experience of "architecture" to the general public-a union of modernist aesthetics with the modernist ideology of democratic, affordable design.
Together, FOBA and FOB Homes offers a look into the architecture of tomorrow. FOBA: Buildings will be an inspirational sourcebook of ideas for those interested in innovative architecture with humane ideals.

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Pure. Minimal. Simple. These are the words commonly used to describe the work of contemporary Japanese architects. FOBA, an internationally celebrated architectural practice based in Kyoto, looks beyond the aesthetics of minimalism, instead finding inspiration in the relationships between structure and site,

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FOBA is an architectural practice founded by Katsu Umebayashi in 1994 in Kyoto, Japan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568985275
Essay:
Umebayashi, Katsu
Essay:
Deniell, Thomas
Essay by:
Webb, Michael
Essay by:
Umebayashi, Katsu
Essay by:
Deniell, Thomas
Essay:
Webb, Michael
Essay:
Umebayashi, Katsu
Essay:
Deniell, Thomas
Author:
Umebayashi, Katsu
Author:
Webb, Michael
Author:
Foba
Author:
Deniell, Thomas
Essay:
Webb, Michael
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
International Architecture - Asian
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Architectural firms
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture - Japan - History - 20th century
Subject:
FOBA (Firm)
Subject:
Architecture-Asia and Oceania
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.28x6.80x.78 in. 1.50 lbs.

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