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.
Sou Fujimoto designs Forest of Light installation for fashion brand COS: cones of light interact with visitors in a suspended and misty atmophere.
Inspired Japanese manga comics, Nendo created a series of 50 chairs that translate GULP!, BANG, SLURP and BOING into furniture design.
Landskating: 9 great stories of concrete ramps from Tokyo to Paris… What happens when architects and skaters team up to make cities friendlier?
Minimal and simple home collection by Iittala with fashion designer Issey Miyake highlights Japan and Finland increasingly similar aesthetics.
“Orator” urban bird nest by Katia Tolstykh features a copper trumpet-like speaker to soothe metropolitan noise with amplified chirps and tweets.
With Tsumiki, Kengo Kuma and Ryuichi Sakamoto launch an interactive Japanese Lego game that allows kids to express their architectural skills.
Poets and warriors from ancient Japan inspire mobile tea rooms by Kengo Kuma.
Border Table sketch-like designs by Nendo are tailored to fit and run across the contours of Eye of Gyre gallery in Tokyo.
Japan Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 features an wooden grid made without nails or bolts. Architect Atsushi Kitagawara combined ancient construction methods with the latest technologies whilst Nendo and TeamLab powered up the exhibition with stunning designs.
At Milan Expo 2015 international architects designed sustainable and temporary national pavilions in name of the fair motto “Feed the planet”.