Make Do With Now: New Directions in Japanese Architecture
Yuma Shinohara, Andreas Ruby
Swiss Architecture Museum & Christoph Merian Verlag, 2022
‘Make Do With Now’ presents a new perspective on Japanese architecture by introducing a young generation of architects and designers. Influenced by the Tohoku earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, they share the desire for a sincere engagement with social, economic, and ecological issues today. Their creative handling of limited resources, found materials, and existing building stock helps them in their quest to respond to these urgent topics. The book’s written contributions and photographic essays provide a multifaceted impression of architectural innovation in Japan now, including more than 20 current projects and a closer look at five architecture practices.