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Hatje Cantz

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

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HATJE CANTZ

Digesting Metabolism

Artificial Land in Japan 1954–2202

Edited with text by Casey Mack.

Toward a Flexible Dwelling

How can housing better meet people’s diverse and changing needs? Moving away from the focus on capsule architecture that dominates so many studies of Japan’s Metabolist architects, Digesting Metabolism investigates the impact on Japanese housing of Le Corbusier’s idea of “artificial land,” perhaps architecture’s most famous concept that the fewest number of people have heard of. Long buried by the term “megastructure” that it inspired, artificial land joins the individual and collective, envisioning housing as stacked platforms of plots for building freestanding homes of all variety.
This book explores in detail 11 Japanese projects that translate this dream of durability combined with flexibility into built reality, illuminating its appeal for a nation whose existing land—from both earthquakes and cost—is highly unstable. First introduced to Japan in 1954 by Le Corbusier’s protégé, Takamasa Yosizaka, artificial land is essential to the Metabolists who debuted in Tokyo in 1960, with it sparking their desire to add “a time factor into city planning.” Yet artificial land has had a hold on Japan’s metabolic imagination well beyond the ‘60s, promising domestic satisfaction and environmental resilience from the postwar period to today’s government policies. Digesting Metabolism uncovers this unique Japanese history and its possible future, finding examples of infrastructure, adaptation and dweller control that challenge commodified models of housing around the world.


Digesting Metabolism

STATUS: Forthcoming | 4/12/2022

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An Atlas of Recycled Landscapes

AN ATLAS OF RECYCLED LANDSCAPES

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857210797
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 10/21/2014
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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
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Future Cities Laboratory

FUTURE CITIES LABORATORY

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785454
USD $30.00
| CAN $40

Pub Date: 1/23/2018
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Life on Planet Orsimanirana

LIFE ON PLANET ORSIMANIRANA

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959055338
USD $35.00
| CAN $48

Pub Date: 2/15/2022
Forthcoming


A Concrete for the “Other Half”?

A CONCRETE FOR THE “OTHER HALF”?

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959054898
USD $15.00
| CAN $20.625

Pub Date: 2/15/2022
Forthcoming


Designing for Sustainability through Upcycling

DESIGNING FOR SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH UPCYCLING

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789462086203
USD $55.00
| CAN $75

Pub Date: 8/31/2021
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Gilles Clément & Thierry Fontaine: Have You Ever Seen a Nomad in a Hurry?

GILLES CLéMENT & THIERRY FONTAINE: HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A NOMAD IN A HURRY?

DIS VOIR

ISBN: 9782914563970
USD $29.95
| CAN $41.95 UK £ 21.95

Pub Date: 2/23/2021
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Ending the Anthropocene

ENDING THE ANTHROPOCENE

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789462086111
USD $35.00
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Pub Date: 6/15/2021
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Building with Nature

BUILDING WITH NATURE

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789462085824
USD $55.00
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Pub Date: 1/19/2021
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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
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Digesting Metabolism

DIGESTING METABOLISM

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775746427
USD $62.00
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Pub Date: 4/12/2022
Forthcoming


Floodscapes

FLOODSCAPES

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789462085251
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Pub Date: 6/15/2021
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