The first Italian monograph on Shuhei Endo, the Japanese designer recently in the spotlight of architectural publishing due to the originality of his light, transparent constructions.
[Shuhei Endo. Paramodern architecture] Edited by Hiroyuki Suzuki, the first Italian monograph on the work of Shuhei Endo, the Japanese designer recently in the spotlight of architectural publishing due to the originality of his light, transparent constructions in corrugated sheet metal. Skintecture,Springtecture, Rooftecture are some of the names invented by Endo to describe the formal and structural characteristics of his diaphanous, poetic rail station canopies, small, tangled pavilions, but also the many private homes and larger public and collective buildings he has designed in recent years.
His innovative, personal architecture can be explained by starting with the choice of the material: economical, standardized, resistant, malleable, multifunctional, recyclable.
Over 32 project profiles, with abundant illustrations, are joined by technical and bibliographic information. The book also includes the essays The architecture of Shuhei Endo and the specificity of Japan, by Hiroyuki Suzuki, and Paramodern Architecture by Shuhei Endo.