Japanese Architecture as a Collaborative Process: Opportunities in a Flexible Construction Culture
Architects throughout the world hold Japan's best architecture in high regard, considering the country's buildings among the world's most carefully crafted and innovative. While many books, magazines, and exhibitions have focused on the results of architectural practice in Japan, this book is the first to explain the reasons for Japan's remarkable structures. Architecture does not occur in isolation; Japan's architects are able to collaborate with a wide variety of people from professional consultants to constructors.
Dana Buntrock discusses architecture as a part of the construction community, moving from historical precedents that predate the emergence of the architectural profession in Japan through to contemporary practices.
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List of plates
The carpenter as architect
Design in the nineteenth century
Education and the professions
Two paths to customization
Implications in architecture
Transferring knowledge from the university
Leading architects as lead users
Floor section at fabricators
Itos office tries out a proposed
Office building in Tokyo designed
Consultants and constructors in alliance
finish joint alternatives
Innovating through team effort
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