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Published on July 24th, 2013 | by Vincent Jobse

The Japan Architect: Yasushi Horibe

Perhaps not a name with star quality in the west, Yasushi Horibe.

But one of my eastern favorites, this Japanese architect that combines zen and design. Yasushi Horibe is known for his quiet yet carefully designed houses. The Japan Architect, or shortly JA, is dedicated to his oeuvre, with an overview of 20 years of Horibes work. Horibe’s emphasis on residential design lends his work an aspect of spare beauty with clear interior spatial qualities. Through plans, sketches and marvellous photographs, 27 of his buildings are examined chronologically, from his first House in Satsuma (photo) to his most recent creations, like the Library in Asagaya and House in Ichihara. Five insightful essays by Horibe complete the volume.

JA | The Japan Architect
Issue nr 90 | Summer 2013
Theme: Yasushi Horibe
152 pages | Language: Japanese / English

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Vincent Jobse is a Dutch design addict, who fully enjoys the pleasures of the web, but who loves print on pure, old-fashioned paper.

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