It was announced on May 22nd that a task force will push ahead with finalizing concrete ways to relocate a 1.2-kilometer elevated portion of the Shuto Expressway in Tokyo that currently covers ...
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The American chain Ace Hotel will open its first branch in Japan with a stunning new hotel, designed by Kengo Kuma and located on the site of the ShinPuhKan mall in central Kyoto. "A friendly ...
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You've heard the one about the Tower of Babel. But what the 350-meter wooden tower? The somewhat cryptically named W350 is set to be the tallest wooden structure in the world, standing 350 meters ...
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A new museum will open in Meiji Shrine (or Meiji Jingu), the central Tokyo shrine linked to the Imperial Family that is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Designed by Kengo ...
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Inspired by Japan's "beer girl" baseball match vendors
Further cementing his place as the top star in Japanese architecture today, Kengo Kuma will next design a luxury hotel in Ginza set to open in early 2020. In addition to designing the new Yamanote ...
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Tokyo has a major new museum in the form of the Sumida Hokusai Museum, which opened on November 22nd in east Tokyo's Sumida ward. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Kazuyo Sejima (SANAA) with bold ...
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Masamichi Katayama's Wonderwall has helped reopen the designer bar The Bank in the city of Kamakura, west of Tokyo. With interior design by Wonderwall, it has been restored to the way it was when it ...
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The previously announced new Yamanote Line stop between Shinagawa and Tamachi stations will be designed by Kengo Kuma, said JR East on September 6th. Set to open provisionally in spring 2020, ...
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Combining cute cats with traditional clogs, the Nyarageta are the perfect addition to any summer day spent out and about in the sunshine.
Earlier this year we reported on the opening of Archi-Depot, Japan's first architecture models museum. The company behind the museum, Warehouse Terrada, is actually pioneering a whole new art ...
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Meguro Gajoen is once again open to the public with a special series of traditionally inspired, light-themed installations. The hotel complex, built originally in the 1930s as a wedding ceremony ...
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As reported last year, Warehouse Terrada will officially open Japan's first architecture model museum in Tokyo on June 18th. Exhibiting architecture is always difficult. Although there are regular ...
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Mori has made its mission to create "cities-within-the-city" complexes, most notable in Roppongi but also in Aoyama with the Omotesando Hills. In mid-2014 Mori Building opened the Toranomon Hills ...
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Nintendo is celebrating its legacy with this re-release of the Japanese Super Nintendo Entertainment System console in miniature.
The controversy over the new National Stadium to be built for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics rolls on and on. After Kengo Kuma's design was chosen in the second contest that became necessary when Zaha ...
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The winner of the design competition to find a replacement for the much-troubled New National Stadium is Proposal A, designed by Kengo Kuma. The new stadium will be the prime venue for the 2020 ...
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Occupying ground somewhere between design and urban anthropology, Tokyo Totem, A Guide to Tokyo is a newly released guidebook about Japan's capital city and ever-inspiring whirlpool of images and ...
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