The sophisticated designs by Terunobu Fujimori (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