Shuhei Endo : Paramodern Architecture

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211 pp. 379 colour and b/w illustrations with computer generated images, architects floor plans, elevations and site photography. Includes complete chronology of works. Biography. Bibliography. List of collaborators. Descriptions of major commissions, introduction by the editor and statement by the architect. Internally clean and unmarked with sound binding. Light age toning to extremites. Black textured paper covered boards with stamped titles printed in white on the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustjacket is protected by plastic book wrap. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Japanese architect Shuhei Endo can be defined as an architect of steel since he distinctly favours this material in the buildings he designs and continually experiments with its infinite possibilities. His works are apparently weightless and communicate a sense of liberty: undulating sheets of steel are twisted into spirals and wrapped around buildings in overlapping layers, like petals of flowers, or arranged on different levels to create a membrane around open spaces. This approach is most evident in the "great roofs" that house Endo-designed offices, such as Rooftecture N (Nisinomiya, Hyogo, 1998), or spaces for relaxation and meetings, such as Rooftecture T (Fukui, 1997), as well as private homes, such as Springtecture H (Harima, 1998) and Rooftecture M (Maruoka, 2001). Born in 1960 in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, he graduated in 1986 from the Kyoto School of Art and then joined the Osamu Ishii & Biken Associates architectural studio. In 1988 he founded the Shuhei Endo Institute in Osaka and began teaching at Kinki University, Kobe Design University and the Fukui Institute of Technology.

About the Author: Hiroyuki Suzuki is a professor of architecture at the University of Tokyo, where he has taught since 1990. He has published essays and articles in leading Japanese and international periodicals and is the author of the books Shisendo: Hall of the Poetry Immortals (1991) and Back from Utopia (2002).

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Title: Shuhei Endo : Paramodern Architecture
Publisher: Electa Architecture
Publication Date: 2003
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