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Renhouse / MTKarchitects

03:00 - 17 August, 2015
Renhouse / MTKarchitects, © Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

© Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ina, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Akira Metoki
  • Structural Engineer

    Hidemasa Nagata
  • Area

    163.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

House Ageo / KASA Architects

13:00 - 15 August, 2015
House Ageo / KASA Architects, © Ikunori Yamamoto
© Ikunori Yamamoto

© Ikunori Yamamoto © Ikunori Yamamoto © Ikunori Yamamoto © Ikunori Yamamoto +21

Richard Rogers Speaks Out Against Japan's Decision to Scrap Zaha Hadid Stadium

13:10 - 13 August, 2015
Richard Rogers Speaks Out Against Japan's Decision to Scrap Zaha Hadid Stadium, © Japan Sport Council
© Japan Sport Council

Last month, Japan officially scrapped plans for the controversial Zaha Hadid Architects-designed National Stadium that was intended to be the centerpiece of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Since the decision, ZHA released a statement that denied responsibility for the project's ballooning costs, saying the Japan Sport Council (JSC) has been approving the project's design and budget "at every stage."

Now, British architect Richard Rogers, who served on the jury that selected ZHA's stadium design, has joined the conversation claiming Japan has "lost their nerve" and warning that their decision to "start over from zero" will harm Japan's "reputation as a promoter of world-class architectural design."

Read on for Roger's full statement:

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
© Flickr CC User no_typographic_man

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
Courtesy of a.un architects

Courtesy of a.un architects Courtesy of a.un architects Courtesy of a.un architects Courtesy of a.un architects +17

Pillar Grove / Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio

22:00 - 10 August, 2015
Pillar Grove / Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +31

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
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +13

Oita Prefectural Art Museum / Shigeru Ban Architects

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

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai +11

Grigio / APOLLO Architects & Associates

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

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +15

Rainbow Chapel / Kubo Tsushima Architects

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

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners © Koji Fujii / Nacasa and Partners +7

SOL / Hitoshi Saruta

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

© Yasuno Sakata © Yasuno Sakata © Yasuno Sakata © Yasuno Sakata +30

  • Architects

  • Location

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

    2013
  • Photographs

House of Kodaira / KASA Architects

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

© Fumio Araki © Fumio Araki © Fumio Araki © Fumio Araki +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Shin Kasakake
  • Construction

    Sakagami Corporation.inc
  • Area

    79.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Omotesando Keyaki Building / Norihiko Dan and Associates

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

Courtesy of Hugo Boss Courtesy of Norihiko Dan and Associates © Kozo Takayama Courtesy of Norihiko Dan and Associates +21

  • 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

Maruhiro - Hasami Ceramics Flagship Store / Yusuke Seki

22:00 - 27 July, 2015
Maruhiro - Hasami Ceramics Flagship Store / Yusuke Seki, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +25

Hotel Pat Inn / Kichi Architectural Design

19:00 - 27 July, 2015
Hotel Pat Inn  / Kichi Architectural Design, © Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa +44

House in Tama-plaza / Takushu ARAI Architects

20:00 - 26 July, 2015
House in Tama-plaza / Takushu ARAI Architects, © Naomi Kurozumi
© Naomi Kurozumi

© Naomi Kurozumi © Naomi Kurozumi © Naomi Kurozumi © Naomi Kurozumi +20

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

© SOBAJIMA Toshihiro © SOBAJIMA Toshihiro NOIE K. Image © SOBAJIMA Toshihiro NOIE Complex. Image © SOBAJIMA Toshihiro +31