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Book: Measure and Construction of the Japanese House

"With incredible detail (as well as numerous architectural plans and drawings), author and architect Heino Engel describes everything from room functions and the flexibility of partitions to the influence of human anatomy on Japanese units of measure. Rather than exploring why the traditional Japanese house is built the way it is, Engel delves into the practical information: what the Japanese house is and how it is built. A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture, and how the style and features can serve as a model for contemporary residential buildings."

This updated hardcover edition brings this popular work to modern readers—in hopes that they may find ideas to adopt into their own home.

By Heino Engel