House in Nishinokyo / OHArchitecture

20:00 - 17 April, 2016
House in Nishinokyo  / OHArchitecture, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +37

In the Loop / Takuma Sugi + Nanako Hirai + Ben Nitta

22:00 - 12 April, 2016
In the Loop  / Takuma Sugi  + Nanako Hirai  + Ben Nitta, © Keiko Kuramoto
© Keiko Kuramoto

© Keiko Kuramoto © Keiko Kuramoto © Keiko Kuramoto © Keiko Kuramoto +24

IRO / Reiichi Ikeda Design

19:00 - 12 April, 2016
IRO / Reiichi Ikeda Design, © Yoshiro Masuda
© Yoshiro Masuda
  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    2-7-17-105, Minami-Horie, Nishi-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka, Japan 550-0015
  • Interior Designer

    Reiichi Ikeda, Yuma Harada
  • Area

    59.4 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda +25

Kengo Kuma Uses Carbon Fiber Strands to Protect Building from Earthquakes

16:00 - 8 April, 2016
Kengo Kuma Uses Carbon Fiber Strands to Protect Building from Earthquakes, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

Japan-based Komatsu Seiten Fabric Laboratory has created a new thermoplastic carbon fiber composite called CABKOMA Strand Rod. The Strand Rod is a carbon fiber composite which is covered in both synthetic and inorganic fibers and finished with a thermoplastic resin. The material has been used on the exterior of Komatsu Seiten’s head office.

House Miyagino / Kazuya Saito Architects

20:00 - 6 April, 2016
House Miyagino  / Kazuya Saito Architects, © Yasuhiro Takagi
© Yasuhiro Takagi

© Yasuhiro Takagi © Yasuhiro Takagi © Yasuhiro Takagi © Yasuhiro Takagi +24

Workshop Gallery Koti / Naoko Horibe

20:00 - 4 April, 2016
Workshop Gallery Koti / Naoko Horibe, © Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

© Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa +12

Gaze / APOLLO Architects

02:00 - 4 April, 2016
Gaze / APOLLO Architects, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Obu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Area

    82.73 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

Tokyo Pop Lab Honorable Mention Layers Boxes in a 3D Visualization of Pop Culture

16:00 - 2 April, 2016
Tokyo Pop Lab Honorable Mention Layers Boxes in a 3D Visualization of Pop Culture, Courtesy of Tomas Vlasak
Courtesy of Tomas Vlasak

The team of Peter Bus, Tomas Vlasak, Vaclav Petrus, and Petr Bouril has received an honorable mention for their proposal for the Tokyo Pop Lab Competition, which recently announced its winners. The proposal, entitled "At The Crossroads of Ideas," is designed as a “three-dimensional representation of history and development of pop culture.”

Separated into three parts, one below ground, one above ground, and one in-between, the design is interconnected via cylindrical concrete towers, which act as the main structural support of the building.

Nest / APOLLO Architects

02:00 - 2 April, 2016
Nest / APOLLO Architects, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Area

    43.45 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

Inagawa Reien Warehouse / Akira Koyama + Key Operation Inc

19:00 - 29 March, 2016
Inagawa Reien Warehouse  / Akira Koyama + Key Operation Inc, © Yasushi Ichikawa
© Yasushi Ichikawa

© Yasushi Ichikawa © Yasushi Ichikawa © Yasushi Ichikawa © Yasushi Ichikawa +38

Inari House / TOKMOTO architectures room

19:00 - 24 March, 2016
Inari House / TOKMOTO architectures room , © Isamu Murai
© Isamu Murai

© Isamu Murai © Isamu Murai © Isamu Murai © Isamu Murai +14

Tadafusa Factory Showroom / Yusuke Seki

20:00 - 22 March, 2016
© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota
  • Architects

  • Location

    Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Art Direction & Design

    Yusuke Seki
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +16

AD Classics: Nordic Pavilion at Expo '70 / Sverre Fehn

04:00 - 22 March, 2016
AD Classics: Nordic Pavilion at Expo '70 / Sverre Fehn, Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum
Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum

Though architectural history is replete with bricks, stones, and steel, there is no rule that states that architecture must be ‘solid’. Sverre Fehn, one of the most prominent architects of postwar Norway, regularly made use of heavy materials like concrete and stone masonry in his projects [1]. In this way, his proposal for the Nordic Pavilion at the Osaka World Expo in 1970 could be seen as an atypical exploration of a more delicate structure. Representing a very different aspect of ‘Modernity’ than his usual work, Fehn’s “breathing balloon” pavilion stands not only in contradiction to Fehn’s design canon, but to that of traditional architecture as a whole.

Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum +10

SO/AP Architectes Reveals Tokyo Pop Lab Proposal

08:00 - 19 March, 2016
SO/AP Architectes Reveals Tokyo Pop Lab Proposal , Courtesy of SO/AP Architectes
Courtesy of SO/AP Architectes

SO/AP Architectes has released its proposal for the Tokyo Pop Lab competition, which recently announced its winners. Based on the duality of environmental vulnerability and the omnipresence of numeric technology, the 3,500 square meter design focuses on the battle between mankind and nature.

House in Anjo / Suppose Design Office

20:00 - 17 March, 2016
House in Anjo / Suppose Design Office, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +12

Kazuyo Sejima Designs New Express Train for Japan

12:28 - 16 March, 2016
Kazuyo Sejima Designs New Express Train for Japan, © Seibu Railway
© Seibu Railway

Kazuyo Sejima is designing a new express train for Japan. Commissioned by Seibu Group, the Limited Express train would be a "friendly" addition to the company's "Red Arrow" series, which so far boasts brightly colored, traditional designs that stand out from the surroundings.

Much like Sejima's architecture, the initial concept reveals a light, semi-transparent design that allows the train to blend into the landscape.

Three Winners Announced for Tokyo Pop Lab Competition

17:00 - 12 March, 2016
Three Winners Announced for Tokyo Pop Lab Competition, First Prize: The team of Attilio De Palma, Andrea Longo, and Enrico Nicli, of Italy. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders
First Prize: The team of Attilio De Palma, Andrea Longo, and Enrico Nicli, of Italy. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders

The three winners of the Tokyo Pop Lab competition, which called for the development of an institution for popular culture, have been announced.

Centered on the phenomena of pop culture, the competition examined how “popular culture migrates and changes from person to person and place to place,” and invited entrants “to critically evaluate fundamental correlations between cultural production and architecture.”

Entrants varied in typology from pragmatic to ideological, with successful proposals including “a well considered and articulated definition of popular culture, clarity in representation of both architecture and culture, and a clear programmatic agenda.”

The three winners of the Tokyo Pop Lab competition are:

A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond

16:00 - 11 March, 2016
A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond, Sou Fujimoto. House N, Oita, Japan. 2006–08. © Iwan Baan
Sou Fujimoto. House N, Oita, Japan. 2006–08. © Iwan Baan

A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond focuses on the work of architects and designers orbiting Pritzker Prize winners Toyo Ito and SANAA. MoMA’s first presentation dedicated solely to Japanese practitioners, the exhibition spotlights a small cluster of contemporary Japanese architects working within the larger field, exploring their formal inventiveness and close professional relationships to frame a radical model of practice in the 21st century.