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“Classic Japan” Episode One: Yoyogi National Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange

From Tokyo-based French architect and film maker Vincent Hecht comes “Classic Japan,” a series of short films focussed on Japanese architecture from between the 1950s and 80s.
The first installment takes viewers into Kenzo Tange‘s 1964 Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, built to house the… Sigue leyendo

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China’s Pearl River Delta Overtakes Tokyo as World’s Largest Urban Area

China’s Pearl River Delta has surpassed Tokyo in both size and population, making it the largest urban area in the world, according to the World Bank. The colossal megapolis – a conglomerate of several cities, including Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Foshan and Dongguan… Sigue leyendo

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House in Tsubaki / PANDA

Architects: PANDA
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architects In Charge: Kozo Yamamoto, Shinji Ikeda
Contractor: AZ Construction
Area: 95.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

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Tsubomi House / FLAT HOUSE

Architects: FLAT HOUSE
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect In Charge: Yoshinori Sakano
Area: 77.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Takumi Ota

From the architect.… Footprint of this house, including the biscuit shop that is part of the house, is only 26m2. The Sigue leyendo

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Save Japan’s Modern Architecture

As preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics escalate, so do concerns regarding the preservation of the city’s heritage; and more specifically, according to Tomas Maier, Japan’s modernist architecture. The Bottega Venneta creative director recently embarked on an “urgent visit” to… Sigue leyendo

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Design Your Own Home With MUJI’s Prefab Vertical House

Japanese design brand MUJI has taken a bold step into architectural territory. A few years after a collaboration with Kengo Kuma… to design two prefab houses, the company has come forth with a Vertical House in Tokyo. Streamlined and efficient, the home accommodates Sigue leyendo

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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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