JA 105 (Spring 2017): Makoto Takei+Chie Nabeshima / TNA 2004-2016
The Tokyo-based office of TNA is the focus of this issue, which features more than twenty buildings completed since 2004. The practice of Makoto Takei and Chie Nabeshima is primarily known for superior residential designs built in both natural and urban contexts, though other projects, such as the Kamoi Museum and Joshu-Tomioka Station, also appear in this overview of more than two decades of work. Among their awarded projects are the Ring House, Figured Glass House, Gate Villa, and Helix House. The duo’s belief in so-called condensed architecture, which neither blends into its surroundings nor confronts them, has enriched the “in-between-ness” of their architecture.