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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.

U House / KIAS

19:00 - 10 March, 2016
U House  / KIAS, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kentaro Ishida, Yuji Ito, Miyuki Kakizawa (KIAS)
  • Area

    190.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +23

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten Omotesando Shop & Office / Schemata Architects

19:00 - 9 March, 2016
Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten Omotesando Shop & Office  / Schemata Architects, © Kenta Hasegawa
© Kenta Hasegawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    5 Chome-43-7 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0001, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Jo Nagasaka
  • Design Team

    Masami Nakata, Kosuke Nakano
  • Area

    378.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa +17

Plate / TAKUYAHOSOKAI

20:00 - 8 March, 2016
Plate  / TAKUYAHOSOKAI, © Naomichi Sode
© Naomichi Sode
  • Architects

  • Location

    Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    TAKUYAHOSOKAI
  • Design Team

    Takuya Hosokai, Satoshi Hasebe, James Hull
  • Area

    267.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Naomichi Sode © Naomichi Sode © Naomichi Sode © Naomichi Sode +17

Blues Design Office / D.I.G Architects

22:00 - 7 March, 2016
Blues Design Office  / D.I.G Architects, © Tomohiro Sakashita
© Tomohiro Sakashita
  • Architects

  • Location

    Obu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Maki + Akinori Yoshimura D.I.G Architects
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Tomohiro Sakashita © Tomohiro Sakashita © Tomohiro Sakashita © Tomohiro Sakashita +17

COCREA / bews / building environment workshop

19:00 - 7 March, 2016
COCREA  / bews / building environment workshop, © Satoshi Asakawa
© Satoshi Asakawa

© Satoshi Asakawa © Satoshi Asakawa Courtesy of Bews Courtesy of Bews +25

Vasily Klyukin Proposes Asian Cobra Tower

14:00 - 4 March, 2016
Vasily Klyukin Proposes Asian Cobra Tower, © Vasily Klyukin
© Vasily Klyukin

Russian designer Vasily Klyukin has envisioned the "Asian Cobra Tower." Just as its name suggests, the gold-plated tower takes the shape of a snake, offering offices and apartments in its body and a restaurant, night club and terrace in its jaws. 

"In Japan telling someone that he is a snake means a compliment. In China snakes and dragons often mean the same," says Klyukin. "The symbol of wisdom and eternal life, this tower would embellish any Eastern city."

AM Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

22:00 - 3 March, 2016
AM Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI  + Youji no Shiro , © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue
© Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue

© Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue +17

Shinkoji Temple / Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio

19:00 - 3 March, 2016
Shinkoji Temple  / Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +13

Residence in the Hinode District / HYAD

17:00 - 3 March, 2016
Residence in the Hinode District  / HYAD, © HYAD architects
© HYAD architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan
  • Structural Engineer

    Ryoichi Mabuchi
  • Area

    181.88 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© HYAD architects © HYAD architects © HYAD architects © HYAD architects +18

HohBoh / +S Architect

19:00 - 1 March, 2016
HohBoh / +S Architect, © Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Shintaro Matsushita, Takashi Suzuki
  • Construction Company

    GS-BUILD
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai +20

Bankara Store / studio201architects

19:00 - 23 February, 2016
Bankara Store / studio201architects, © Kenta Hasegawa / OFP
© Kenta Hasegawa / OFP

© Kenta Hasegawa / OFP © Kenta Hasegawa / OFP © Kenta Hasegawa / OFP © Kenta Hasegawa / OFP +17

Opera / Taka Shinomoto + Voar Design Haus

19:00 - 19 February, 2016
Opera / Taka Shinomoto + Voar Design Haus, © Kenta Hasegawa
© Kenta Hasegawa

© Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa +23

Prototype House in Japan / Javier Mariscal + Lara Pérez-Porro + Tatsumi Planning

19:00 - 17 February, 2016
Prototype House in Japan  / Javier Mariscal + Lara Pérez-Porro + Tatsumi Planning, © Tatsumi Planning Co.
© Tatsumi Planning Co.

© Tatsumi Planning Co. © Tatsumi Planning Co. © Tatsumi Planning Co. © Tatsumi Planning Co. +24

Between Trees / Tailored design Lab

20:00 - 13 February, 2016
Between Trees / Tailored design Lab, © Yuji Nishijima
© Yuji Nishijima
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Tomohiko Iida, Hidetoshi Sawa, Norifumi Watanabe
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Yuji Nishijima © Yuji Nishijima © Yuji Nishijima © Yuji Nishijima +22

Wall Cloud / Sasaki Architecture

17:00 - 10 February, 2016
Wall Cloud / Sasaki Architecture, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shibaura, Minato, Tokyo 105-0023, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Ryuichi Sasaki
  • Area

    195.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

Feeling of Distance House / Tsubasa Iwahashi|Architects

17:00 - 9 February, 2016
Feeling of Distance House / Tsubasa Iwahashi|Architects, © Yoshiro Masuda
© Yoshiro Masuda

© Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda © Yoshiro Masuda +43