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Hatje Cantz

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Paperback, 7 x 9.5 in. / 336 pgs / 257 color.

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Forthcoming

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HATJE CANTZ

Digesting Metabolism

Artificial Land in Japan 1954–2202

Edited with text by Casey Mack.

Modernism’s not dead! How modernist ideals for housing were reinvented by the Japanese avant-garde architectural movement known as Metabolism

This impressive illustrated volume is the first to focus on the Metabolists’ built designs for housing, which they regarded as living organisms and not static monuments. Their housing encouraged individual and collective forces to collaborate in the creation of the living environment.

The Metabolists produced buildings made of modular, flexible and dynamic units that could be randomly expanded, redesigned and adjusted to meet every expectation, inspired by Le Corbusier’s idea of “artificial land”: an attempt to reconcile country and city, envisioning dense urban housing as stacked platforms of airy plots for building freestanding homes of all variety.

Digesting Metabolism investigates 11 Japanese projects that translate this dream of flexible housing into built reality, from Le Corbusier protégé Takamasa Yosizaka’s Yosizaka House to the zany and inspiring Sawada Mansion of 1973 and into the future of new building materials and concepts such as “concrete timber.” Essays place the Metabolists' work in the context of postwar recovery in Japan.


Digesting Metabolism

STATUS: Forthcoming | 1/5/2021

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FORTHCOMING AND NEW: ARCHITECTURE

An Atlas of Recycled Landscapes

AN ATLAS OF RECYCLED LANDSCAPES

By Michela De Poli, Guido Incerti.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857210797
USD $45.00
| CAN $57.5

Pub Date: 10/21/2014
Active | In stock


Environnement

ENVIRONNEMENT

By Gilles Clement, Philippe Rahm, Giovanna Borasi.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788876249594
USD $22.95
| CAN $29.95

Pub Date: 9/25/2007
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives

EMBODIED ENERGY AND DESIGN: MAKING ARCHITECTURE BETWEEN METRICS AND NARRATIVES

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785256
USD $39.00
| CAN $52.5

Pub Date: 1/23/2018
Active | In stock


Future Cities Laboratory

FUTURE CITIES LABORATORY

Edited by Stephen Cairns, Devisari Tunas and ETH Zürich / Singapore-ETH Centre. Design by Studio Joost Grootens.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785454
USD $30.00
| CAN $40

Pub Date: 1/23/2018
Active | In stock


Connectedness: An Incomplete Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene

CONNECTEDNESS: AN INCOMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE ANTHROPOCENE

STRANDBERG PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9788793604865
USD $39.95
| CAN $55.95

Pub Date: 9/15/2020
Active | In stock


Digesting Metabolism

DIGESTING METABOLISM

Edited with text by Casey Mack.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775746427
USD $75.00
| CAN $105

Pub Date: 1/5/2021
Forthcoming


Floodscapes

FLOODSCAPES

Text by Frederic Rossano.

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789462085251
USD $59.95
| CAN $83.95

Pub Date: 2/16/2021
Forthcoming


Habitat

HABITAT

Edited by Dirk van den Heuvel, Janno Martens, Victor Muñoz Sanz.

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789462085565
USD $60.00
| CAN $84

Pub Date: 2/16/2021
Forthcoming


Mr. Bawa I Presume

MR. BAWA I PRESUME

Edited by Chiara Carpenter & Giovanna Silva. Text by Luca Galofaro, Giovanna Silva. Photographs by Giovanna Silva.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775747141
USD $46.00
| CAN $64.5

Pub Date: 8/11/2020
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The Earth Is Architecture

THE EARTH IS ARCHITECTURE

Edited by TVK. Text by Pierre Alain Trévelo, Antoine Viger-Kohler, David Malaud, Océane Ragoucy, Mathieu Mercuriali, David Enon, Alexandre Bullier.

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959053723
USD $25.00
| CAN $35

Pub Date: 3/16/2021
Forthcoming


Hundertwasser for Future

HUNDERTWASSER FOR FUTURE

Text by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Pierre Restany, Carolin Würfel.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775746984
USD $29.95
| CAN $41.95

Pub Date: 5/5/2020
Active | In stock


Mexican Architectures

MEXICAN ARCHITECTURES

ARQUINE

ISBN: 9786079489533
USD $35.00
| CAN $49 UK £ 30

Pub Date: 3/17/2020
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