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Record Nr.

UNINA9910461034103321

Autore

Engel Heino

Titolo

Measure and construction of the Japanese house / / by Heino Engel

Pubbl/distr/stampa

Rutland, Vermont : , : Tuttle Publishing, , 1985

ISBN

1-4629-1684-8

Edizione

[First edition.]

Descrizione fisica

1 online resource (152 p.)

Collana

Books to span the East & West

Disciplina

690/.0952

Soggetti

House construction - Japan

Architecture, Domestic - Japan

Electronic books.

Lingua di pubblicazione

Inglese

Formato

Materiale a stampa

Livello bibliografico

Monografia

Note generali

Includes index.

Nota di contenuto

Frontcover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Publisher's Note; Introduction; Definitions; 1 MEASURING SYSTEM AND MODULE; measure of man; building measures; ken measure and module; traditional standards; 2 SYSTEM OF PLAN LAYOUT; floor mat; kyō-ma method; inaka-ma method; planimetric-functional space; 3 EXAMPLES OF FLOOR PLANS; typical floor plans; distinctions; superstition; physique of the tea room; 4 STRUCTURAL FRAMEWORK; process; foundation; wall framework; roof; 5 SPACE ENCLOSURES; japanese wall; floor; ceiling; 6 MOVABLE SPACE CONTROLS; fittings

translucent paper panelopaque paper panel; windows; 7 CONSTRUCTIONS FOR SPIRITUAL SPACES; picture recess; shelving recess; study place; 8 HOUSE ENCLOSURES; wooden shutters; shutter compartment; doors; CONCLUSION; for contemporary architecture; INDEX; Backcover

Sommario/riassunto

A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture and its general integrative quality, the order of space and form, the flexibility of partitions and room functions and other important or unique qualities. The author describes in detail, and with numerous architectural plans and drawings, the influence of the anatomy of the Japanese human body on traditional units of measurement and on house construction. This work is not simply a description of the



features of the Japanese house, but  ""an invitation to probe the possibilities of utilizing this architectural achievement of the Ja