DIGESTING METABOLISM : ARTIFICIAL LAND IN JAPAN 1954-2202
(english edition)

A group of Japanese architects calling themselves “Metabolists” first appeared together in 1960 at the World Design Conference in Tokyo. This impressive illustrated volume is the first to focus on the Metabolists’s built designs for housing, which they regarded as living organisms, not static monuments. Inspired by Le Corbusier’s concept of artificial land, their housing encouraged individual and collective forces to collaborate in the creation of the living environment. They produced buildings made of modular, flexible, and dynamic units that can be randomly expanded, redesigned, and adjusted to meet every expectation. This gives all of the buildings a special charm: not only are they fascinating in themselves, but they also provoke us to completely rediscover and rethink how housing is created.

  • Pages

    336

  • Language

    English

  • Publishing date

    August 2022

  • Size

    17.7 x 24.1 cm

  • Editor

    HATJE CANTZ

  • Weight

    1000 gr

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