Tsunyuji / Satoru Hirota Architects

17:00 - 19 January, 2016
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Kengo Kuma Denies Copying Zaha Hadid's Tokyo National Stadium Design

12:00 - 19 January, 2016
Kengo Kuma's design. Image © Japan Sport Council
Kengo Kuma's design. Image © Japan Sport Council

In the latest Tokyo National Stadium news, Kengo Kuma is firing back to Zaha Hadid's allegations regarding the "similarities" of the two designs by insisting that his "concept is completely different." As reported the Architects' Journal, the Japanese architect agrees there are some natural similarities due to appropriate sightlines and regulations, however the actual design and concept are radically different.

"I believe that the design by Zaha Hadid was excellent, with a unique shape and demonstration of her philosophy," said Kuma in a press conference. "When we consider the design is being created within the same land, using the same tracks and under the same laws it is natural and almost automatic that there are some similarities which will arise."

"And despite the technical details being similar, the concepts and designs are completely different," he added, referring to Hadid's "saddle-style" design and his flat-roofed proposal. 

House in Takaban / K+S Architects

02:00 - 17 January, 2016
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Aya Sato, Nobuya Kashima
  • Area

    361.04 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Hiroshi Ueda

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Plenus Brain Center / Naoya Matsumoto Design

19:00 - 15 January, 2016
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House in Kiirenakamyo / Suppose Design Office

20:00 - 14 January, 2016
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JSC Witholds Payment from Zaha Hadid in Exchange for Copyright Release

11:55 - 14 January, 2016
Zaha Hadid's design. Image © Japan Sport Council
Zaha Hadid's design. Image © Japan Sport Council

Zaha Hadid is facing new hurdles regarding her scrapped Tokyo National Stadium design; according to the architect, the Japan Sport Council (JSC) is withholding an overdue payment until ZHA agrees to relinquish ownership of their original designs. 

After working on the design for more than two years, the British practice was decommissioned from the project over cost objections last summer. Since, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has been reassigned the project, offering a design that ZHA says is suspiciously similar to their original proposal "in the structure, layout and numerous elements."

Now, the JSC has requested ZHA agrees to new "Compliance Rules" that would allow the stadium's new architect to "use any product of work ... regardless of its copyright."

Sayama Lakeside Cemetery Community Hall / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

20:00 - 13 January, 2016

Nasu Tepee / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

20:00 - 11 January, 2016

House in Kosai / Shuhei Goto Architects

20:00 - 10 January, 2016
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Oiz House / Hiroshi Kikuchi Architects

22:00 - 8 January, 2016
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Shrimp / UID Architects

20:00 - 7 January, 2016
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Floating House / Shuhei Goto Architects

17:00 - 6 January, 2016
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House for Pottery Festival / Office for Environment Architecture

17:00 - 5 January, 2016
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Hiroshima Hut / Suppose Design Office

22:00 - 30 December, 2015
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ParkHouse Kikugawa / szki architects

17:00 - 29 December, 2015
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Residence and Playground / Sota Matsuura Architects

22:00 - 28 December, 2015
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Eaves Around House / y+ M design office

19:00 - 28 December, 2015
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House Refurbishment in Kaga / Tailored design Lab

20:00 - 26 December, 2015
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