Cnest / CUBO Design Architect

01:00 - 28 March, 2014
Cnest / CUBO Design Architect, © Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Yasuno Sakata © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda +17

Hanegi G - House / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

01:00 - 27 March, 2014
Hanegi G - House / Makoto Yamaguchi Design, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +14

The Cave / Eto Kenta Atelier Architects

01:00 - 26 March, 2014
The Cave / Eto Kenta Atelier Architects, © Noriyuki Yano
© Noriyuki Yano

© Noriyuki Yano © Noriyuki Yano © Noriyuki Yano © Noriyuki Yano +26

i.n.g / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

01:00 - 24 March, 2014
i.n.g  / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates, Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
  • Architects

  • Location

    Toyota, Aichi, Japan
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates +20

ImaI / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

01:00 - 21 March, 2014
ImaI / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates, Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
  • Architects

  • Location

    Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
  • Area

    69.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates +23

Dragon Court Village / Eureka

01:00 - 19 March, 2014
Dragon Court Village  / Eureka, © Ookura Hideki
© Ookura Hideki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Aichi, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Junya Inagaki, Satoshi Sano, Takuo Nagai, Eisuke Hori
  • Design Team

    Kazutoshi Sugimoto(ex-staff), Yuki Nagasawa(ex-staff), Hiroyuki Tsukada(ex-staff), Kazunori Yamaguchi(ex-staff)
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Ookura Hideki © Ookura Hideki © Ookura Hideki © Ookura Hideki +46

Rem Koolhaas' Current Fascinations: On Identity, Asia, the Biennale, & More

01:00 - 19 March, 2014
Rem Koolhaas' Current Fascinations: On Identity, Asia, the Biennale, & More, Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, via Flickr
Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, via Flickr

In this interview, originally published in The Architectural Review, Andrew Mackenzie sits down with OMA founder Rem Koolhaas to discuss the Venice Biennale, the extinction of national identities, his fascination with Asia, the link between De Rotterdam and Delirious New York, and the future of the profession.

Your proposition for this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale asks whether national identity has been, as you say, ‘sacrificed to modernity’. Some might view this as a project of reclamation, not unlike Frampton’s regionalism. How would you differentiate your proposition from Frampton’s?

Well, Kenneth Frampton is a smart guy, but the problem is that he looked at regionalism as an antidote to cosmopolitan development. In so doing he perverted the cause of regionalism, because suddenly regionalism was mobilised as a private cause that it couldn’t sustain. However, the question of national identity is an open one. For instance, at first sight the Netherlands is a very internationalist country, but looking closely you can see an enormous return of, not vernacular, but quasi-vernacular architecture and quasi-old fortresses that are newly built with a national flavour. Look at Zaandam, and that huge assemblage of so-called vernacular buildings.

House in Daisen / Osumi Yuso Architects Office

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
House in Daisen  / Osumi Yuso Architects Office, © Ryo Hata
© Ryo Hata

© Ryo Hata © Ryo Hata © Ryo Hata © Ryo Hata +15

Shigeru Ban Selected to Design Mount Fuji World Heritage Center

00:00 - 17 March, 2014
Shigeru Ban Selected to Design Mount Fuji World Heritage Center, Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects
Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects

Shigeru Ban was pulled from a selection of 238 competitors as the “best person” to design the new Mount Fuji World Heritage Center in the Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan. The 4,300 square meter structure is expected to cost up to ¥2.4 billion and complete in the year 2016. We will keep you posted as more detail become available. 

Shirokane House / MDS

01:00 - 12 March, 2014
Shirokane House / MDS, © Forward Stroke inc.
© Forward Stroke inc.
  • Architects

  • Location

    Minato, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura
  • Site Area

    64.49m2
  • Area

    102.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Forward Stroke inc. © Forward Stroke inc. © Forward Stroke inc. © Forward Stroke inc. +17

Hinanai Village House / DYGSA

01:00 - 11 March, 2014
Hinanai Village House / DYGSA, Courtesy of DYGSA
Courtesy of DYGSA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hiroshima, Japan
  • Area

    91.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DYGSA

Courtesy of DYGSA Courtesy of DYGSA Courtesy of DYGSA Courtesy of DYGSA +20

SunnyHills at Minami-Aoyama / Kengo Kuma & Associates

01:00 - 11 March, 2014
SunnyHills at Minami-Aoyama / Kengo Kuma & Associates, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano Construction Process. Image © Kengo Kuma & Associates © Daici Ano Construction Process. Image © Kengo Kuma & Associates +38

4n House / ninkipen!

01:00 - 8 March, 2014
4n House / ninkipen!, © Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ikoma, Nara, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yasuo Imazu
  • Area

    118.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata +23

House in Kitakarasuyama / Mizuishi Architect Atelier

01:00 - 6 March, 2014
House in Kitakarasuyama / Mizuishi Architect Atelier, © Hiroshi Tanigawa
© Hiroshi Tanigawa

© Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa +31

House in Yokawa / Mosaic Design

01:00 - 6 March, 2014
House in Yokawa / Mosaic Design, © Takeshi Yamagishi
© Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Design Team

    Ko Nakamura, Yurika Orita
  • Constructor

    Yamamoto Komuten
  • Area

    253.43 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Takeshi Yamagishi © Takeshi Yamagishi © Takeshi Yamagishi © Takeshi Yamagishi +21

Ogimachi Global Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN

01:00 - 5 March, 2014
Ogimachi Global Dispensing Pharmacy / ninkipen! + TKY JAPAN, © Hiroki kawata
© Hiroki kawata
  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Toshikatsu Ienari, Kenta Fukunishi, Yasuo Imazu/ninkipen!
  • Area

    61.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Hiroki kawata © Hiroki kawata © Hiroki kawata © Hiroki kawata +22

Agui House / ALTS Design Office

01:00 - 5 March, 2014
Agui House / ALTS Design Office, Courtesy of ALTS Design Office
Courtesy of ALTS Design Office
  • Architects

  • Location

    Aichi, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Sumiou Mizumoto, Yoshitaka Kuga
  • Area

    121.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

Courtesy of ALTS Design Office Courtesy of ALTS Design Office Courtesy of ALTS Design Office Courtesy of ALTS Design Office +20

room 211 Hotel T'Point / Mifune Design Studio

01:00 - 4 March, 2014
room 211 Hotel T'Point / Mifune Design Studio, © Yasunori Shimomura
© Yasunori Shimomura

© Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura +10