Terunobu Fujimori, a leading historian of modern Japanese architecture, began to design his own architecture in 1990. Since then, he has created a number of original buildings unbound by previous forms or styles, offering continual surprises to the world of architecture.

"The architecture of Terunobu Fujimori - houses with real dandelions or leeks planted on the roof, a tea room like a bird house perched on tall tree trunks with the bark still attached - is extremely original. It combines new concepts quite different from those of conventional architecture with a sense of nostalgia that evokes memories of a distant past. The modernist architecture of the 20th century was functional and based on science and technology. It excluded a relationship with nature or historical and regional qualities and adopted an "international style," universal qualities that were thought to apply around the world and were promoted as the main direction of new architecture. Because of its mechanical, artificial, mass-produced look, however, modernist architecture took away the human face of the city. At a time when contemporary architects were engaged in a trial-and-error attempt to overcome the contradictions in this style as they groped toward the future, Fujimori was designing "architecture that advances toward the past," incorporating things that had been rejected by modern architecture, including traditional techniques surviving in rural areas. Fujimori's architecture is international but vernacular."

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