Terunobu Fujimori Architect

  • 06 Sep 2012
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The sophisticated designs by (1946) are fascinating: archaic, eccentric, poetic, and ecological, almost all of them are made of simple, traditional materials such as earth, stone, wood, coal, bark, and mortar. His architecture appeals to primordial instincts, promising warmth and protection. His structures serve as role models for a generation of young international architects who value a mode of building that is ecological, historically aware, and sustainable.

This publication uses models, drawings, architectural plans, and photographs to examine the designs by Fujimori, who enjoys being referred to as the world’s only Surrealist architect. Also documented is a teahouse designed for the garden at the Villa Stuck, a structure that is typical of Fujimori’s intimate style of architecture.

Texts by Michael Buhrs, Dana Buntrock, Thomas Daniell, Terunobu Fujimori, Toyo Ito and Hannes Rössler


006 Preface / Michael Buhrs
011 Floating Creations: The Architecture of Terunobu Fujimori / Toyo Ito
017 Sites of the Imagination / Hannes Rössler
026 Urban Planning
039 My Architecture / Terunobu Fujimori
051 Terunobu  Fujimori’s Fairy Tales / Dana Buntrock
060 Architecture
200 ROJO (Street Observation Society)
211 Just Looking : The Origins of the Street Observation Society
224 Works in the Exhibition
236 Biographies
238 Photo Credits
239 Acknowledgment

Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Editors: Hannes Rössler, Michael Buhrs
Pages: 240 (199 illustrations)
Dimension:  19.20 x 29.80 cm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3323-6 

Cite: Hernandez, Diego. "Terunobu Fujimori Architect" 06 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=271153>