Concrete Tokyo Map

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Featuring Tokyo’s most remarkable examples of concrete architecture, this two-sided, bilingual (Japanese and English) guide includes a map of the city, an introduction by Naomi Pollock, photographs and details of fifty selected buildings. Concrete construction is the signature of many Japanese architects, most notably Tadao Ando who uses the material in an exceptionally refined form. In the hands of Japan’s skilled contractors, concrete has become a remarkably versatile, expressive material. More than a means of support, concrete has a plasticity that can accommodate Tokyo’s oddly shaped sites and offers a variety of surface treatments with aesthetic possibilities.