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Heirloom Minka: Architect Yasuhiro Yamashita’s personal campaign to revive a vintage Japanese building type.

September 21, 2010

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Best Green Houses Atelier TekutoBy David Sokol,Via:greensource.construction.com Like America’s dogtrots, shotguns, Cumberland houses, and log cabins, Japanese vernacular architecture includes a unique house known as minka. The country boasts more than 1 million of these buildings, which vary dramatically according to region: Although a northern Japanese exemplar features steeply sloping roofs to prevent snow buildup, […]