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Measure & Construction of the Japanese House by Heino Engel

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Former Product Id: 03.088

Measure and Construction of the Japanese House contains 250 floor plans and sketches, plus illustrated aspects of joinery. The author, Heino Engel, studied architecture in Germany immediately following the end of World War II, then traveled through Egypt and Arabia, spent more than a year in India, Burma, Malaysia, and Thailand, before arriving in Japan. There, in his own words, he "realized that the Japanese house is as invaluable an experience for the contemporary architect as are the ancient Acropolis of Athens in Greece and the modern high-rise office towers of the United States." He remained in Japan for three years, concentrating on the study of the Japanese house, people, life, language, and culture, and also becoming a member of the Architectural Institute of Japan.
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