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Kolmio+LIM / Yusuke Seki

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Kolmio+LIM / Yusuke Seki , © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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

I Find Everything / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
I Find Everything / Makoto Yamaguchi Design, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +8

Tashiro 71 / Hideaki Takayanagi

01:00 - 2 April, 2014
Tashiro 71 / Hideaki Takayanagi, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +37

Cocoon House / Studio Aula

01:00 - 1 April, 2014
Cocoon House / Studio Aula, © Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shiojiri, Nagano, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Mitsuru Yoshida,Kyoko Hoshina
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa +23

House Twisted / Alphaville Architects

01:00 - 1 April, 2014
House Twisted / Alphaville Architects, © Ichiro Sugioka
© Ichiro Sugioka

© Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino +26

Weekend House in Nasu / Minoru Masuda Architects and Associates

01:00 - 31 March, 2014
Weekend House in Nasu  / Minoru Masuda Architects and Associates, Courtesy of Minoru Masuda Architect and Associates
Courtesy of Minoru Masuda Architect and Associates

Courtesy of Minoru Masuda Architect and Associates Courtesy of Minoru Masuda Architect and Associates Courtesy of Minoru Masuda Architect and Associates Courtesy of Minoru Masuda Architect and Associates +23

House in Komae / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

01:00 - 30 March, 2014
House in Komae / Makoto Yamaguchi Design, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +18

Piano House / NI&Co. Architects

01:00 - 28 March, 2014
Piano House / NI&Co. Architects, © Hiroshi Tanigawa
© Hiroshi Tanigawa

© Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa +12

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