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Petition against Zaha Hadid’s Tokyo Olympic Stadium

Pritzker lauretes Toyo Ito and Fumihiko Maki have launched a petition against the construction of new Tokyo Olympic Stadium, which is to be designed by Zaha Hadid. It was originally initiated by a renowned anthropologist Shin-ichi Nakazawa, and Toyo Ito … Continue reading

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Sou Fujimoto Sketchbook

In his personal sketchbook Sou Fujimoto offers insights into his design process. Through the sketches, drawings, and notes readers can trace how his complex concepts are made manifest and develop on paper. SOU FUJIMOTO, born in Hokkaido, Japan, in 1971, … Continue reading

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Toyo Ito is the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

Toyo Ito, a 71 year old architect whose architectural practice is based in Tokyo, Japan, will be the recipient of the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize. It was announced today by Thomas J. Pritzker, chairman of The Hyatt Foundation which sponsors … Continue reading

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Aluminum-framed cafeteria by Masatomo Kojima

Tokyo based architect Masatomo Kojima created an aluminum-framed cafeteria called ROKU, where you can watch a boat racing event from the windows. It is a modular system and possible to move around each piece in order to match the size … Continue reading

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Shohei Shigematsu’s lecture at Harvard

Japanese architect Shohei Shigematsu held a lecture ‘Designing an Institute for Performance Art’ at Harvard.

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Kengo Kuma’s proposal images for Albert Kahn – Musée et Jardins

Kengo Kuma & Associates won the first prize for the competition “Albert Kahn – Musée et Jardins”. The museum, located in Boulogne-Billancour, just outside Paris, showcases gardens around the world including Japanese gardens. The renovation work will start in 2015. … Continue reading

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Zaha Hadid to design New Stadium Japan

Japan Sport Council announced today that Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected to design New Stadium Japan. “The streamlined design expresses the speed and dynamism of sports, and it also takes an advantage of the great environment-related technologies available in … Continue reading

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New National Stadium Japan

Eleven potential designs for Japan’s new national stadium were made public. The eleven finalists include Japanese firms such as Azusa Sekkei Co Ltd, Toyo Ito & Associates, SANAA + Nikken Sekkei Ltd, and Mitsuru Man Senda and Environment Design Institute. … Continue reading

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Architecture for dogs

Japanese architect Kenya Hara, also known as the creative director of Muji, curated the project “Architecture for dogs”, and international architects and designers participated in it. The design templates will be available at on November 15th, and dog owners … Continue reading

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After March 11th – Kengo Kuma

The great disaster of March 11, 2011 differed from any other catastrophe since the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. In the age of advanced technology and “strong” buildings, the tsunami flattened Tohoku coastline in seconds. The nuclear accident that followed further revealed … Continue reading

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