• After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan
    Thomas Charles Daniell
    Hitoshi Abe and Ari Seligmann
    Princeton Architectural Press, 2008
    Thomas Daniell

After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan is a collection of essays on contemporary Japanese architecture, focusing on the period from the end of the "bubble" economy in the early 1990s through to 2008. The author is a practicing architect who has lived in Japan since 1992. The foreword is by renowned architect Hitoshi Abe, currently chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA. The afterword is by Ari Seligmann, an American academic and researcher on Japanese architecture, currently a lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne. Through a selection of exemplary projects and critiques of the work of individual architects, the book traces new relationships between architecture and society in Japan from the immediate post-bubble transitional period into the more sober economic and cultural environment of today.

Thomas Daniell is a practicing architect and academic living in Kyoto, Japan. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Victoria University Wellington, a Master of Engineering (architecture) from Kyoto University, and a Doctor of Philosophy from RMIT University. He is currently an associate professor at Kyoto Seika University, a visiting fellow at the RMIT Spatial Information Architecture Lab, and director of Thomas Daniell Studio. His design work has been published and exhibited internationally, and in 2007 Wallpaper* magazine selected him as being among "101 of the world’s most exciting new architects." Widely published, he is a contributing editor for the architecture journals Mark and Volume, and was previously on the editorial board of the Architectural Institute of Japan Journal. He is author of FOBA: Buildings (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005), After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008), and Houses and Gardens of Kyoto (Tuttle, 2010).