Nendo has designed the Tokyo Olympic cauldron paying tribute to the sun and its energy, but also to Japanese fine craftsmanship.
Kengo Kuma’s CLT Park Harumi recreational venue is dressed with a skin of wooden leaves filtering light like trees in a forest.
Kengo Kuma, Kenzo Tange and Fumihiko Maki but also Tange Associates, Kume Sekkei and more… Tokyo Olympics’ architecture is cross-generational and great, even if we can’t be there!
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LET’S GO, BBC Tokyo Olympics trail by Nexus Studios and Factory Fifteen pays homage to the Japanese capital blending pop culture with sport.
Made from bamboo, washi paper and translucent silk, the Hyouri collection pays tribute to traditional Kyoto lanterns and comprises designs that “seem to swallow parts of themselves.”
The transparent public toilets by the Pritzker Prize winner are part of a larger project inviting to literally see through and leave behind the usual cliches of parks loos.
There is a delicate balance of gravity and tension in the ‘Sannouno’ office building by Studio Velocity in Japan. The architecture features a white convivial curved roof and a randomly-disposed forest of wooden columns.
Fuorisalone 2020: in April and from 15 to 21 June the Milan Design Week diffused festival extend its influence digitally with ‘Fuorisalone TV’ and ‘Fuorisalone Meets’ virtual platforms as well as special e-fairs dedicated to Chinese and Japanese design.
Japanese PM and International Olympic Committee announced that Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been postponed “no later than summer 2021” due to coronavirus.
Tokyo Olympics’ design: medals made from discarded smartphones, torches upcycling temporary constructions in the wake of the Fukushima calamity and pictograms inspired by the icons firstly introduced for Tokyo 1964 Games.
Japanese Designer Tokujin Yoshioka unveils new images of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch which is made from recycled aluminium originally used in the construction of prefabricated housing units in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.
Toyota Woven City, the sustainable urban development and living laboratory at the foothills of Mount Fuji will bring together sharing-economy, self driving mobility and smart homes in a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
Serpentine Pavilion 2019: a hill made of rocks informed by the natural world appears to emerge from the lawn of Kensington Gardens in London.
A line of light glimmers, grows and drips at Ventura Centrale. The GLOW-GROW installation by TAKT Projects combines natural and artificial processes.
An inflatable mobile concert hall, a brutalist/metabolist library and a spiraling steel tower are among the prominent projects of Arata Isozaki, the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate. Discover more in our dedicated gallery.
2019 Pritzker Prize, the Nobel of architecture, goes to Japanese architect Arata Isozaki whose work connects East and West, global and local, raising questions that transcend eras and borders.
As a teaser of a Milan design week major exhibition, WonderGlass presents MELT, a furniture and table top collection by Nendo exploring the molten liquid nature of glass.
New smart technologies are demanding and intrusive. What if we could manage them with just a hand swipe? mui is the connected humble wood panel empowering IoT and sponsoring intimacy at the same time.
Japanese luxury watch brand Grand Seiko debuted in Miami with THE FLOW OF TIME immersive exhibition revealing the transience of time.
The ESCHER x NENDO | BETWEEN TWO WORLDS exhibition brings together the intriguing and deceiving genius of MC. Escher with site-specific designs created by nendo.
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.