Architects construct models in order to better visualise their projects, to make them more tangible. Even after a building is realised, its model can offer new insights about the creative process of the designer. Photographed by Takashi Homma, the selection in this book comes exclusively from Japanese practices, spanning from the heyday of the Metabolists in the 1960s and ’70s to the bubble economy’s collapse and the 21st century. Included are many notable works, among them Tadao Ando’s Church of the Light, Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower, Toyo Ito’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, houses by Itsuko Hasegawa, and Ryue Nishizawa’s Teshima Art Museum.
112 p, ills colour, 23 x 23 cm, hb, Japanese/English