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August 8, 2014

Japanese style is hot and that keeps architects busy

  • Star architects from Japan are in demand worldwide because, says one, ‘people all over the world are sick and tired of modern monuments.'
  • By YURI KAGEYAMA
    AP Business Writer

    TOKYO — A new generation of Japanese architects is scoring success by reinterpreting the past.

    Unlike their predecessors, who modernized Japan with Western-style edifices, they talk of fluidly defining space with screens, innovatively blending with nature, taking advantage of earthy materials and incorporating natural light, all trademarks of Japanese design.


     
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