Assistant Professor Kevin Nute releases his new publication, This Here Now: Japanese Building and the Architecture of the Individual.


This Here Now shows how traditional Japanese buildings acknowledge unique materials, objects and events, and argues that the built recognition of singular phenomena serves to affirm the individuality of being in general, including our own. The book also shows how buildings can help us to transcend our individuality by enabling us to share the normally subjective experiences of this, here and now with others.

Prior to joining us in 2019, Kevin was a professor of architecture at the University of Oregon, and before that an associate professor at a national university in Japan. His other books include Naturally Animated Architecture (2018), John Yeon and the Landscape Arts of China and Japan (2010), Place, Time and Being in Japanese Architecture (2004), and Frank Llold Wright and Japan (1993/2000).