Publisher: TOTO 2020, Editors: Kozo Kadowaki, ISBN: 9784887063860, Format: Paperback, 110 x 180mm, 208pp, Japanese/English
Produced in anticipation of the Japanese pavilion at the Venice Biennial of Architecture 2021, this book, edited by pavilion curator Kozo Kadowaki, explores the project in detail.
A wooden Japanese house slated for demolition will instead be moved to Venice for exhibition. The house put on display will not appear in its original form. Dismantled for shipping, it will be reassembled on-site in new configurations created by architects and artisans from Japan, who will add new or local materials and other elements in the process.
The exhibition of the house will be a fantastical installation that combines old and new in a composite of creative efforts by multiple designers and craftsmen.