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THE TOKYO TOILET, new public toilets now ready in Shibuya

06-07-2021

THE TOKYO TOILET, new public toilets now ready in Shibuya

THE TOKYO TOILET is an initiative of the Nippon Foundation, the government of the town of Shibuya and the Tourism Association of Shibuya which began in 2019; this year saw the addition of two new public toilets, the most recent of which was designed by Kengo Kuma.

The Playhouse by Pan-Projects, renovation project in Tokyo’s Aoyama fashion district

28-05-2021

The Playhouse by Pan-Projects, renovation project in Tokyo’s Aoyama fashion district

Japanese architectural studio Pan-Projects curated the renovation of a three-floor building in the heart of Tokyo’s Aoyama fashion district for a famous British fashion brand. The whole project is based on the idea that purchases will in the future increasingly be made via virtual platforms – as the pandemic has confirmed – so that physical locations should be designed not for actual sales, but as places for discovery, research and relationships. The three-floor façade of the Playhouse impresses passers-by with a dramatic big stage curtain that can be positioned in different ways to offer glimpses of the interior, attracting people’s curiosity and performing not only an aesthetic function but flexible reorganisation of spaces.

Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane: House in Todoroki Valley, Tokyo

21-05-2021

Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane: House in Todoroki Valley, Tokyo

Al fresco living in the heart of Tokyo. Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects has developed a project for a new home for a garden designer who has purchased a plot of land in Todoroki Valley. The house is a surprising blend of archetypes for living spaces.

Cybernet Headquarters

14-05-2021

Cybernet Headquarters

In a tower of central Tokyo has just been completed the renovation of the headquarters of Cybernet Systems Co. Ltd., a world-leading company in manufacturing support using CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering). The author of the interior is Matteo Belfiore, an Italian architect, and researcher who founded his studio, MBA, in the Japanese capital, where he has been practicing for years.

<strong>GREEN URBAN OASES</strong><br />

28-04-2021

GREEN URBAN OASES

“When you are able to look at the world without seeing it simply as the playing field of the man, you can notice the ubiquity of the plants. They are everywhere and their adventures inevitably intertwine with ours”,--Stefano Mancuso.

THE TOKYO TOILET, starchitects for public conveniences in Shibuya

24-08-2020

THE TOKYO TOILET, starchitects for public conveniences in Shibuya

THE TOKYO TOILET is an initiative, organized by the non-profit Nippon Foundation, the Shibuya City Government and the Shibuya Tourism Association to provide locals and tourists with clean, safe, attractive and accessible public toilets. They hooked up with 16 big names in architecture and design, including four Pritzker Prize-winners, Shigeru Ban, Toyo Ito, Tadao Ando and Fumihiko Maki.

Wooden structure for the ICU New Physical Education Center by Kengo Kuma

03-01-2020

Wooden structure for the ICU New Physical Education Center by Kengo Kuma

The ICU New Physical Education Center in Tokyo by Kengo Kuma is a complex consisting of wooden gyms with different types of structures created with a high level of expertise in the fields of construction and design

Akihisa Hirata: Tree-ness House, a house and art gallery in Tokyo

24-08-2018

Akihisa Hirata: Tree-ness House, a house and art gallery in Tokyo

Overhanging volumes, stairs and patios characterise Akihisa Hirata’s Tree-ness House in Tokyo’s Toshimaku district. Commissioned by gallery owner Taka Ishii as his home and studio, the Tree-ness House surprises the viewer with organic shapes sculpted in concrete.

Rafael Moneo wins the Praemium Imperiale 2017

22-09-2017

Rafael Moneo wins the Praemium Imperiale 2017

Shirin Neshat in painting, El Anatsui in sculpture, Rafael Moneo in Architecture, Youssou N’Dour in music and Mikhail Baryshnikov in theatre/film: these are the winners of this year’s Praemium Imperiale, the Nobel Prize of the arts.

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