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Adaptation
 
Adaptation Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo
Published: January 2020
ISBN=978-4-88706-383-9
Unit price: 3,300JPY (tax included)
Author: Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo
Photographer: Anna Nagai

247×200㎜ (A4 modified), 176pages, Japanese/English
Description of contents
Young architect duo Shingo Matsuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects known for their original and unique architectural work is releasing their first monograph featuring ten projects they have completed since 2014 including "Boundary Window." The book conveys their continuing endeavors to explore "what is truly necessary" by expanding their perspective far beyond the subject and carefully observing the details at the same time. Photos taken exclusively for this book by photographer Anna Nagai vividly capture distinct atmospheres of the respective places.
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Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo (Architect)
Shingo Masuda (b. 1982) and Katsuhisa Otsubo (b. 1983) founded their joint practice Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo in 2007 after graduating from the Musashino Art University and Tokyo University of the Arts, respectively. Masuda was the Baird visiting critic at Cornell University in 2015, and has been a specially appointed associate professor at Meiji University since 2019. Major works include Boundary Window (2014), Living Pool (2014), Initiative Roof (2016), House with City (2018), Bind Barn (2018), and Mark the Land (2019). Winners of the AR Emerging Architecture Award (2014) and 32nd Yoshioka Prize (2016). Their solo exhibition entitled "Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo: Is It Truly Necessary?" was held at TOTO Gallery Ma in 2020.
Anna Nagai (Photographer)
Born in Hokkaido in 1988. Graduated from School of Design, Sapporo City University in 2011. Studied as a photographer assistant for Mitsumasa Fujitsuka and Akinobu Kawabe at HELICO from 2011 to 2016. She has been freelancing since 2016.
Contents

Introduction

Appearance / Adaptation / Attitude

Boundary Window
Living Pool
Initiative Roof
Valextra Isetan Shinjuku Pop-up Store
Aesop Hibiya Chanter
The Beach
Bind Barn
House with City
Mark the Land
goodoffice Shinagawa

Afterword

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