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Le Japon vu par Iwan Baan


The architectural photographer Iwan Baan sign a series of photographs illustrating the last book of the architectural firm SANAA. A look at urban life, ways of living and architecture in Japan.

"The SANAA Studios 2006-2008 Learning From Japan - Single Story Urbanism" published by Lars Muller Publishers places the projects of the SANAA agency in the social and urban context of Japan. Analyzes, tests, documents, projects but also photographs. Iwan Baan thus observes how the Moriyama houses designed by the SANAA agency are inhabited and used. More generally, it offers us snapshots of everyday and urban Japanese life. Private sphere, public sphere, spaces in between, between the street and the intimately inhabited space, games of depth, thickness, transition between street light and shadow marking the symbolic border between public and private, like Junichiro Tanizaki underlined it in his "Praise of the Shadow".

To discover all the photos, it is on the site of Iwan Baan.

For more information on SANAA, visit the agency website.

To learn more about the book "The SANAA Studios 2006-2008 Learning From Japan - Single Story Urbanism" is click here.

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