The Umbrella House Project

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The Umbrella House is a modern apartment building, designed by Japanese architect and mathematician Kazuo Shinohara originally in Tokyo in 1961. Published by Vitra Design Museum, Kazuo Shinohara: The Umbrella House Project traces the journey of this renowned house from the original plans and architectural drawings to photographs documenting the house in its first location in Tokyo and then dismantling, relocation and assembly into its new home on the Vitra campus, where it has been located since 2022.

The Umbrella House is the smallest residential home by Japanese architect and mathematician Kazuo Shinohara (1925­­–2006). This book tells the story of his unique masterpiece, which was first built in Tokyo in 1961. More than sixty years later, a stroke of good fortune made it possible to save the Umbrella House from demolition and move it to a new location, where it now stands on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein (Germany).

Hardcover, 120 pages