Eruption of Imagination in 400 Vignettes, Jutaku: Japanese Houses by Naomi Pollock

Compared to many bland and copycat examples of new construction in my area, Jutaku: Japanese Houses (October 12, 2015-Phaidon Press) by Naomi Pollock  is an eruption of imagination in 400 vignettes.

Architects turn space constraints into opportunities to build winnowy homes and narrow buildings as I chose to illustrate today.

Photo of each house is accompanied by Name, Architect, Year, Location (on top) and Number of People it can accommodate plus floor area and site area (below).

First, Lucky Drops (page 215) by Atelier Tekuto (2005) in Setagaya-ku (Tokyo Prefecture)....Atelier Tekuto's offices are located in Shibuya-ku...

Lucky Drops

Accommodates 2...Floor Area: 60.94, Site Area: 58.68 

Second, House in Nada (page 350) by Fujiwaramuro (2012) in Kobe (Hyogo Prefecture)


Accommodates 4, Floor Area: 63.33, Site Area: 36.95 

Book is organized by region, from Hokkaido (top of the map) to Kyushu (bottom of map).

Homes and-in nature are another thread in Jutaku which I will showcase at later date.

Building vignettes for Tokyo Thursdays # 305

(* Excerpted with permission from 'Jutaku: Japanese Houses' by Naomi Pollock- Phaidon Press, October 12, 2015- Images are property of each architect)

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