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Matter in the Floating World: Conversations with Leading Japanese Architects & Designers Blaine Brownell

Matter in the Floating World: Conversations with Leading Japanese Architects & Designers

Blaine Brownell

Published March 9th 2011
ISBN : 9781568989969
Paperback
256 pages
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It can be argued that Japan contains a higher number of internationally significant architects and designers relative to its geographic size than anywhere else in the world. Japanese designers regularly implement radical experiments in new materialsMoreIt can be argued that Japan contains a higher number of internationally significant architects and designers relative to its geographic size than anywhere else in the world. Japanese designers regularly implement radical experiments in new materials and building systems that successfully address imminent energy and resource challenges. These technological achievements are combined with an acute awareness of the ephemerality of existence, creating a rich dialogue between the concrete and the abstract.