由現代藝術博物館(MoMA)當代建築館館長策畫的日本當代建築之星特展，以影響日本建築至深的建築師伊東豐雄為主軸，展出這位普立茲克建築獎的得獎建築師自 1990 年代以來的作品。這本建築大賞就是精選此展覽的重點作品：匯集日本知名建築事務所SANAA─這個建築事務所自1990年以來一直深深影響日本建築界，引領歷代建築師成長與茁壯；也收錄新一代知名建築師藤本壯介的前衛住宅作品House NA、平田晃久的House H及石上純也得神奈川工科大學KAIT工作室等重要作品。這些建築師們皆受到建築大師伊東豐雄的深遠影響，透過這場精湛的建築饗宴，將日本現代建築共通的感性與創造性帶給熱愛日本建築的粉絲們。
Published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, A Japanese Constellation focuses on the work of a small group of architects and designers influenced by and gravitating around the architect Toyo Ito and the architectural firm SANAA. Beginning with an overview of Ito’s career and his influence as a mentor to a new generation of Japanese architects, the catalogue presents a richly illustrated portfolio of recent works by three generations of internationally acclaimed designers, including Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata, and Junya Ishigami. A Japanese Constellation reveals a network of influence and cross-pollination that has become particularly relevant at the start of the 21st century. Essays by curators, architectural historians, and critics reflect on the transmission of an architectural sensibility, and suggest an alternative model to what has been commonly described as an individuality-based “star-system” in architecture. Offering a panorama of interlinked settled or up-and-coming stars, the publication reveals how shared architectural themes travel across generations of architects, creating a strong identity for a regional practice with global impact.