Japanese design studio Nendo designed DENQUL, a mobile battery which can charge smartphones by swiveling it with one hand.
A doughnut-inspired stool by Mikiya Kobayashi brings a spark of humour and good fun by the swimming pool.
Nendo debuts at Design Basel 2018 with the poetic Watercolour collection: steel furniture were treated to look like they were cut our from a paper sheet with bleeding blue-hues.
Japanese designer Hiroto Yoshizoe created a hanging constellation of moons: mirrored disks and cones reflect light re-creating a sidereal gravity-free and sparkling effect within the room.
What if our furniture could play music or if stores windows were able to talk? The sound-generating glass presented by Asahi Glass Company in Milan with a poetic installation by Motosuke Mandai expands the potentials of the material.
Fuorisalone 2018 – Contemporary hourglasses by Nendo feature clouds and puddles-looking chambers showing that time is moving more freely than ever.
Suspended green oases, energy-consumption extensions and wooden high-rises. Sou Fujimoto, Stefano Boeri, Stephan Malka, Big and Carlo Ratti designed verdant skyscrapers for a greener urban future.
Australian photographer Tom Blachford explores Tokyo’s Blade Runner-style architecture portraying iconic buildings by Kenzo Tange, Kisho Kirosawa and more…
Ancient Japanese lacquering techniques meet 3D Printing and rippling computer effects. TAKT Project merges centenary traditions with cutting edge technologies for design lacquerware brand KISHU+. Not a replacement, but a way to preserve and update, respectfully.
567 printers create kaleidoscopic backgrounds in OK GO’s OBSESSION music video which was shot in one take and performed to the camera with 1 millimeter accuracy.
Hidemi Nishida’s Fragile chairs installation features seats emerging from Lake Poroto’s rippling surface in Hokkaido, Japan. The installation pays homage to the Ainu local tribe and blends traditional everyday landscapes with wider and silent natural outdoor environments.
Tetsuya Matsumoto’s Cutting Edge Pharmacy in Japan reflects patients’ trust in advanced medicine with a welcoming and essential architecture and linear interiors.
TAKT PROJECT created a collection of design appliances made from a conductive material merging used electronic components and a transparent resin.
Nendo designed the cake-inspired interior design of a Tokyo icecream and chocolate shop with soft volumes providing a sense of softness.
From Israel “molding” pavilion to US politically charged exhibition but also, floating shrines from Japan and a Bauhaus inspired recording studio. Archipanic picked up 10 architecture-related exhibitions at 2017 Venice Art Biennale.
Welcome to Tokyo! From the mother of all capsule hotels in Ginza to the Manga district, from Omotesandō flamboyant retail to Blade Runner panoramas and the famous Shibuya Crossing. Our guide features masterpieces by Le Corbusier, Kenzo Tange, Kengo Kuma, Herzog de Meuron and more, but also vertigo views, design museums and rollercoasters piercing skyscrapers.
Stackable, multifunctional and extremely practical. nendo pays homage to Kartell’s iconic Componibili design which turns 50 this year.
Around the Corner Grain building by Eureka and MARU architecture combines 7 private apartments and public outdoor spaces at street-level.
Raw bamboo canes tight with chords compose the SOBA flat-pack furniture by Stefan Diez who teamed with Japanese craftsmen.
TAKATINA’s Black Blox house is a dark cladded monolith encasing a light-filled loft with a private garden in Tokyo residential suburbs.
From postwar never-realized urban visions to fancy sleeping pods. The history of Tokyo capsule hotels starts from the endangered Nakagin Capsule Tower photographed by Noritaka Minami.
Where They Create photo essays by Paul Barbera explores working spaces and daily routines of 32 leading Japanese creatives such as Tadao Ando, Nendo and Schemata Architects.
The CARTA collection by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban features tables, stools, chairs and chaise lounges made of paper tubes used to store architectural drawings and birch plywood frames.
From post-war Japan to Mao China and post-independence India but also furniture icons and the challenges of contemporary Asian design. The Shifting Objectives exhibition at M+ Museum for Visual Culture looks into the continent’s history as well as its evolution from a design point of view.
Grey tiled pitched roofs merge with a green hilly panorama. From above Kengo Kuma’s China Academy of Arts’ Folk Art Museum looks like traditional Chinese village.
Daigo Ishii+Future-scape architects present the Tokyo-lization project that mesh Tokyo urban features with the ones of Venice, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen and La Paz to show how our idea of locality have become more fragile.
How can architects help to improve people’s lives in growing Far East metropolises? Four exhibitions reflect on on a massive challenge that comes packed and piled to the extreme.
Which are the fronts that architects can tackle in order to improve people’s life? We examine eight fronts and key topics explored by must-see exhibitions at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.
NOSIGNER™ designs “Amorphous” installation for Asahi Glass Company: thousands of suspended fragments highlight the cutting-edge features of smartphones’ ultimate high-tech glass.
Nendo’s H-Horse for Kartell is a transparent rocking horse that combines plastic transparency with the strength of architectural I -or H- shaped beams.