Description - Minshuku: Japanese-Style Guesthouses by Zhao Xiang

Japan is a country with a highly developed tourism industry. At present, more and more tourists choose to go to Japan when they travel, to learn about Japanese culture. The book selects almost 40 distinct guesthouses in Japan. Some of them are popular guesthouses found on social media platforms, while others are architectural award-winning projects. All of these projects show new trends in Japanese designs for accommodation. AUTHOR: After studying at Xian University of Architecture and Technology and later at Tsinghua University, Zhao Xiang worked at the Design Institute for the Ministry of Commerce in China for almost a decade. Afterwards, he went to Japan for further study, completing a Master's and PhD at the University of Tokyo. While in Tokyo, he worked for four years at the architectural firm Okada & Associates before becoming a professor at Fukuoka University. Xiang has served as both the school's Director and Dean of the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. SELLING POINTS: . Japanese-style guesthouses still exert a strong design influence worldwide . Contains many popular, award-winning case studies . Each project comes with sketches, floor plans, and an analysis 280 colour, 150 b/w images

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