Concerned with notions of transparency and lightness, the book utilizes a color palette of gray and white. Referencing this “constellation”, its cover is wrapped in translucent matte white paper, with project images printed in color on its glossy reverse. Translucent glossy paper separates each chapter, divided by architect; included essays are printed on gray paper; texts are inversely set in white in Founders Grotesk.
A Japanese Constellation focuses on the network of architects and designers that has developed around Pritzker Prize winners Toyo Ito and SANAA. Providing an overview of Ito’s career and his influence as a mentor to a new generation of Japanese architects, the exhibition presents recent works by internationally acclaimed designers, including Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue Nishizawa, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata, and Junya Ishigami.
The exhibition catalog was edited by Pedro Gadanho and Phoebe Springstubb. Essays by Terunobu Fujimori, Taro Igarashi, and Julian Worrall.