El Croquis 151: Sou Fujimoto
Timely and vital monograph on the work of Sou Fujimoto, featuring photographs, models, plans and texts on 19 stellar projects, plus an expansive interview with Ryue Nishizawa. Fujimoto established his own practice in 2000, initially pioneering his concept of 'weak architecture'; the balancing of disparate elements to make 'an order that incorporates uncertainty'. But there is nothing uncertain about Fujimoto's current designs. Clean, rectilinear, graceful and harmonious, projects like House N with its exquisite internal garden, the extraordinary Final Wooden House, and many others collected here, represent the leading edge in Japanese architectural art and make for a sumptuous, sometimes breathtaking publication.