Terunobu Fujimori was an architectural historian for many years before he turned to architectural practice. His work is characterised by its use of natural materials and eccentric aesthetic, where strangeness and novelty coexist with comfortableness. We take notice of his buildings, but they also put us at ease. As a historian, he examined buildings all over the world; as an architect, he rediscovered the colour and materiality of familiar objects. This splendid monograph with photographs by Akihisa Masuda looks at Fujimori’s work through the lens of the present moment and features a large selection of his appealing designs, together with insightful essays by the architect and others.
336 p, ills colour, 30 x 30 cm, hb, Japanese/English