This informative and beautifully illustrated book showcases projects of all types, sizes and budgets from the last decade in Japan, and includes museums, private houses, schools, shops, hospitals, airports and chapels. Both cutting-edge, emerging young practices - such as Sou Fijimoto and Junya Ishigami - and established, internationally known architects - among them Toyo Ito, Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma and SANAA - are featured, as are international practices working in Japan (such as Rogers Stirk Harbour, Foster + Partners and Herzog & de Meuron). Stunning images by leading architectural photographer Edmund Sumner are accompanied by accessible critical texts and drawings. This illuminating survey is essential not just for architects and designers but also for anyone fascinated by Japan's unique - and increasing - influence on architecture worldwide.
David Littlefield is a writer on architecture, and visiting professor at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Naomi Pollock is an American architect based in Tokyo, and has written articles on Japanese architecture for the Financial Times, New York Times, Wallpaper* and Architectural Record. Yuki Sumner is a London-based architectural writer, and contributes to magazines and newspapers, such as Architectural Review, Wallpaper*, Icon, The Guardian and the Sunday Telegraph. Edmund Sumner is an acclaimed architectural photographer who has worked for many prestigious clients worldwide.