Mozaik Vitra Kazuo Shinohara: The Umbrella House Project

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The Umbrella House Project is the smallest residential house by Japanese architect and mathematician Kazuo Shinohara (1925-2006). This book tells the story of his unique masterpiece, first built in Tokyo in 1961. More than sixty years later, a stroke of luck made it possible to save The Umbrella House Project from demolition and move it to its current location.

The post and beam structure of the wooden house references traditional Japanese house and temple architecture. Japanese and European experts supervised the dismantling of the house in Tokyo and its reassembly in Weil am Rhein.