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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.

Ginza Place Tokyo, Klein Dytham Architecture

02-08-2017

Ginza Place Tokyo, Klein Dytham Architecture

The project by the Klein Dytham Architecture studio is part of Tokyo’s most glamorous district, with a sophisticated façade that interacts well with existing buildings and recalls the traditional technique of sukashibori.

Takuro Yamamoto Architects: house with 30,000 books in Tokyo

22-03-2017

Takuro Yamamoto Architects: house with 30,000 books in Tokyo

Takuro Yamamoto Architects’ house with 30,000 books in Tokyo centres around a room that many homes no longer have: the library. Around the library are two homes that Takuro Yamamoto has built as separate but connected.

YUUA designed a house in Tokyo only 1.8 metres wide

30-01-2017

YUUA designed a house in Tokyo only 1.8 metres wide

The Japanese refer to long, narrow lots as "eel’s beds". On one of these, YUUA Architects and Associates built a whole house, accepting the tough challenge of making life pleasant in a building only one metre and eighty centimetres wide.

Katsuma Tai: the home as protective shell in Tokyo

28-05-2014

Katsuma Tai: the home as protective shell in Tokyo

Japanese architect Katsuma Tai transforms building restrictions into opportunities for the form of the home. In this home in Tokyo’s Minato-ku district, the main façade is divided into two tapered parts. The volume gains living space and is lightened at the same time, reducing its impact on the city skyline.

Keiji Ashizawa: home in the centre of Tokyo surrounded by greenery

24-07-2013

Keiji Ashizawa: home in the centre of Tokyo surrounded by greenery

Contemporary Japanese architecture has its own distinctive features. One of these is integration of the built and natural environments: the form of a building is closely connected with the form of the vegetation around it. One very interesting case of contemporary Japanese architecture is the home of a collector in central Tokyo by Keiji Ashizawa Design.

Kuma: Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

03-10-2012

Kuma: Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

Kengo Kuma goes back to the soul of Tokyo’s Asakusa district to design a tower building that seems to be the product of overlapping a series of traditional houses. Wood is the material which defines the façades, alluding to the Japanese building tradition in a contemporary way.

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