Jutaku: Japanese Houses


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Frenetic. Pulsating. Disorienting. Japan’s contemporary culture is constantly in flux, with a host of new architectural practices ushering in an era of continuous experimentation. 

Featuring 500 houses - one per page, one image per house - Jutaku: Japanese Houses is a fast-paced, shock to the system that shines a Harajuku–bright neon light on the sheer volume, variety and novelty of contemporary Japanese residential architecture. 

Featuring the work of many of Japan’s most famous architects including Shigeru Ban, Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Jun Igarishi, Shuhei Endo and dozens of up and coming or as yet unknown young architects, Jutaku is organized geographically, speeding readers on a bullet train journey across Japan’s architectural landscape. 

Format: Hardback
Size: 184 x 124 mm (7 1/4 x 4 7/8 in) 
Pages: 512 pp
Publisher: Phaidon
 Naomi Pollock


"This lively survey of over 400 wild and whimsical houses... shows the depth of talent and spirited adventurousness in Japanese architecture today."
Architectural Record

"Another winner from Phaidon... A must for those interested in architecture and design."