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Prefabricated housing in Japan

Dana Buntrock

Dana Buntrock is a Professor at UC Berkeley Department of Architecture, USA. She has spent seven years living and working in Japan. Her research focuses on material and construction products and methods in Japan. She is author of Japanese Architecture as a Collaborative Process (Spon, 2002) and Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese Architecture (Routledge, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Offsite Architecture : Constructing the future

Routledge, 2017

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... Prefabricated housing in Japan Dana Buntrock Japan’s strong role in the factory-built housing industry emerged as a response to World War II. In 1945, 63,153 hectares across 115 cities were in ruins, 2.3 million houses had been lost,...