NYT Style Magazine Explores the Cultural Reasons Behind the Demolition of Japan's Hotel Okura

06:00 - 13 August, 2015
NYT Style Magazine Explores the Cultural Reasons Behind the Demolition of Japan's Hotel Okura, © Flickr CC User no_typographic_man
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About a year ago, it was announced that Hotel Okura, one of Tokyo’s best-known modernist landmarks, was headed for demolition. With the impending demolition date of the hotel, deemed a “beautiful orphan child,” set for this September, an article from T: The New York Times Style Magazine’s upcoming Women’s Fashion issue looks at Japan's "ambivalent — and unsentimental — relationship with its Modernist architecture."

Kamo House / a.un architects

20:00 - 12 August, 2015
Kamo House  / a.un architects, Courtesy of a.un architects
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Pillar Grove / Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio

22:00 - 10 August, 2015
Pillar Grove / Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio, © Toshiyuki Yano
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Japan's Abandoned Golf Courses Get Second Life As Solar Farms

16:00 - 10 August, 2015
Japan's Abandoned Golf Courses Get Second Life As Solar Farms, Rendering of Kyocera's Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills project. Image © Kyocera
Rendering of Kyocera's Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills project. Image © Kyocera

With a goal to double the amount of its renewable energy power sources by 2030, Japan has begun to transform abandoned golf courses into massive solar energy plants. As Quartz reports, Kyocera, a company known for its floating solar plants, has started construction on a 23-megawatt solar plant on an old golf course in the Kyoto prefecture (scheduled to open in 2017). The company also plans to break ground on a similar, 92-megawatt plant in the Kagoshima prefecture next year. Pacifico Energy is also jumping on the trend; with the help of GE Energy Financial Services, the company is overseeing two solar plant golf course projects in the Okayama prefecture. The idea is spreading too; plans to transform gold courses into solar fields are underway in New YorkMinnesota and other US states as well.

NORD / APOLLO Architects & Associates

20:00 - 9 August, 2015
NORD / APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
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Oita Prefectural Art Museum / Shigeru Ban Architects

03:00 - 7 August, 2015
Oita Prefectural Art Museum / Shigeru Ban Architects, © Hiroyuki Hirai
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Grigio / APOLLO Architects & Associates

20:00 - 6 August, 2015
Grigio / APOLLO Architects & Associates , © Masao Nishikawa
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Rainbow Chapel / Kubo Tsushima Architects

20:00 - 5 August, 2015
Rainbow Chapel / Kubo Tsushima Architects, © Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners
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SOL / Hitoshi Saruta

20:00 - 1 August, 2015
SOL / Hitoshi Saruta, © Yasuno Sakata
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Higashicho, Oiso, Naka District, Kanagawa Prefecture 255-0002, Japan
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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House of Kodaira / KASA Architects

19:00 - 28 July, 2015
House of Kodaira / KASA Architects, © Fumio Araki
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Shin Kasakake
  • Construction

    Sakagami Corporation.inc
  • Area

    79.0 sqm
  • Photographs

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Omotesando Keyaki Building / Norihiko Dan and Associates

02:00 - 28 July, 2015
Omotesando Keyaki Building / Norihiko Dan and Associates, © Kozo Takayama
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  • Architects

  • Location

    5 Chome-1 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0001, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Norihiko Dan ,Norihiko Dan and Associates
  • Design Team

    Norihiko Dan ,Nobuaki Yamada ,Eiji Sawano ,Yoshitaka Tenmizu
  • Area

    955.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Kozo Takayama, Courtesy of Norihiko Dan and Associates, Courtesy of Hugo Boss

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Maruhiro - Hasami Ceramics Flagship Store / Yusuke Seki

22:00 - 27 July, 2015
Maruhiro - Hasami Ceramics Flagship Store / Yusuke Seki, © Takumi Ota
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Hotel Pat Inn / Kichi Architectural Design

19:00 - 27 July, 2015
Hotel Pat Inn  / Kichi Architectural Design, © Ippei Shinzawa
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House in Tama-plaza / Takushu ARAI Architects

20:00 - 26 July, 2015
House in Tama-plaza / Takushu ARAI Architects, © Naomi Kurozumi
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NOIE - Cooperative House / YUUA Architects & Associates

22:00 - 22 July, 2015

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Madoka Aihara & Tomokazu Shimizu
  • Interior Designers

    YUUA Architects and Associates(NOIE K), SOL style(NOIE A)
  • Area

    796.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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Katsuobushi Kumiai Office / Mizuno architecture design association

19:00 - 21 July, 2015
Katsuobushi Kumiai Office / Mizuno architecture design association, © Harunori Noda
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Kaze No Machi Miyabira / Susumu Uno/CAn + Met Architects

22:00 - 20 July, 2015
Kaze No Machi Miyabira  / Susumu Uno/CAn + Met Architects, © Hiroshi Ueda
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Kawanishi fam / TT Architects

19:00 - 20 July, 2015
Kawanishi fam / TT Architects, © Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Teruki Takayoshi
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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