Archivo de la etiqueta: Tokyo

100 Colors by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design (JP)

100 Colors by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design, photo: Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

Tokyo-based designer Emmanuelle Moureaux’s first outdoor installation is in Shinjuku Central Park, Tokyo using a full spectrum of floating colours, 100 to be exact, and 1,875 strands of textile hand-dyed one by one.     “Having high rise buildings in the background, the 100 colored strands dance in the breeze, as if they are breathing […]
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Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS (JP)

Naruse House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Masao Nishikawa

On undulating land on an irregular lot in a suburb of Tokyo, Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura of MDS have created a house with walls at unexpected angles.     “Plan of the building is composed of exterior walls placed parallel to site perimeters, with garage and garden subtracted from those.” says MDS. “Private rooms […]
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Akatsuka House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS (JP)

Akatsuka House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Toshiyuki Yano

Located between rural and urban areas on the edge of Tokyo, Akatsuka House by Kiyotoshi Mori and Natsuko Kawamura / MDS is designed to shelter its inhabitants from noise of the city yet connects with the surrounding environment.     “The site is a former farmland converted to residential land, which is situated between rural […]
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Thermal versatility

R-House in Tokyo blends privacy and transparency

New architect-designed homes in Tokyo are often impenetrable from the street. However, this house, in an exclusive enclave, takes the opposite approach. Designed by Riccardo Tossani Architecture, the house is almost entirely glazed, with fine aluminium blades creating just a veil of privacy. “We wanted to capitalise on the views over a nearby park, as […]
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HOUSE-K / K2YT

Architects: K2YT
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Area: 291 sqm
Photographs: Satoshi Asakawa

Consult: Takeshi Suzuki

From the architect.… The site is situated amidst the densely packed residential area in Tokyo. Whilst being on a south west corner of the block having Sigue leyendo

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Tokyo’s Modernist Gem, Hotel Okura, To Be Demolished

Talk about Modernist Japanese architecture, and you can hardly fail to bring up Tokyo‘s Hotel Okura. Built in 1962 under the design direction of Yoshiro Taniguchi, Hideo Kosaka, Shiko Munakata, and Kenkichi Tomimoto, the hotel has long been a landmark not only for the city,… Sigue leyendo

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Zaha Hadid Architects Admits Modifications to Tokyo National Stadium Designs

After sustained protest from Japanese architects and citizens alike, Zaha Hadid Architects have confessed that they are modifying their designs for Tokyo’s National Stadium, the centerpiece for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. After repeated criticism, including a petition launched by Pritzker laureates Toyo Ito and Fumihiko Maki, the Japanese Government had… Sigue leyendo

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Eavesdrop> Are We Done with Architecture Petitions Yet? Zaha Hadid Faces Tokyo Backlash

Speaking of controversy, Zaha Hadid can’t catch a break! Since her stadium design for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was unveiled, complaints have arisen about the scale and height of the project. Then two of Japan’s biggest architects—Toyo Ito and Fumihiko Maki—signed on to a petition calling for a revised design. As of press time more […]
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