House in Okazaki / Kazuki Moroe Architects

19:00 - 23 September, 2015
House in Okazaki / Kazuki Moroe Architects, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

© Kai Nakamura © Hiroshi Tanigawa © Hiroshi Tanigawa © Kai Nakamura +19

Townhouse in Takaban / Niji Architects

20:00 - 21 September, 2015
Townhouse in Takaban / Niji Architects, © Niji Photo
© Niji Photo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Masafumi Harada + Maiko Taniguchi
  • Construction

    o-works Co.,Ltd.
  • Area

    73.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Niji Photo © Niji Photo © Niji Photo © Niji Photo +23

House in Ikoma / Arbol

17:00 - 21 September, 2015
House in Ikoma / Arbol, © Yasunori Shimomura
© Yasunori Shimomura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ikoma, Nara Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    83.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura © Yasunori Shimomura +21

Seminar: Achieve Energy Efficiency via Honeycomb Blinds

23:00 - 20 September, 2015
Seminar: Achieve Energy Efficiency via Honeycomb Blinds, Energy Efficiency Seminar held in Cinq Rideaux, Tokyo, Japan
Energy Efficiency Seminar held in Cinq Rideaux, Tokyo, Japan

A seminar on insulation effectiveness of various window covering products such as curtains, aluminium blinds, pleated screen shade and honeycomb blind. The seminar will take place on September 30th, 2015 from 3pm to 5:30pm at モンルーベジャパン located at 東京都港区南青山4-1-8 麗雲ビル1F, Tokyo, Japan.

Zaha Hadid Backs Down From Second Tokyo Olympic Stadium Bid

13:01 - 18 September, 2015
Zaha Hadid Backs Down From Second Tokyo Olympic Stadium Bid, ZHA's New National Stadium proposal. Image © Zaha Hadid Architects
ZHA's New National Stadium proposal. Image © Zaha Hadid Architects

Just two weeks after the Japan Sport Council launched a second call for New National Stadium proposals, Zaha Hadid Architects and partner Nikken Sekkei have withdrawn from the competition. Although the duo promised to develop a "cost-effective" design that strictly adhered to the new competition's scaled down brief, they were unable to secure a contractor and therefore were forced to step down from the competition. 

"It is disappointing that the two years of work and investment in the existing design for a new National Stadium for Japan cannot be further developed to meet the new brief through the new design competition," said ZHA in a press release.  

Seminar: Achieve Energy Efficiency via Window Covering Items

02:30 - 16 September, 2015
Seminar: Achieve Energy Efficiency via Window Covering Items, Seminar held in Grand Decor, Nagoya, Japan
Seminar held in Grand Decor, Nagoya, Japan

A seminar on insulation effectiveness of various window covering products such as curtains, aluminium blinds, pleated screen shade and honeycomb blind. The seminar will take place on September 18th, 2015 from 2pm to 4:30pm at Cotton Fields コットンフィールズ located at 宮城県仙台市泉区南中山2-42-1.

SRK / ARTechnic architects

15:00 - 15 September, 2015
SRK / ARTechnic architects, Courtesy of ARTechnic architects
Courtesy of ARTechnic architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kotaro Ide
  • Assistant

    Ruri Mitsuyasu
  • Area

    176.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ARTechnic architects

Courtesy of ARTechnic architects Courtesy of ARTechnic architects Courtesy of ARTechnic architects Courtesy of ARTechnic architects +34

Us Residence / Tadashi Suga Architects

20:00 - 13 September, 2015

Dominique Perrault Named 2015 Praemium Imperiale Laureate

12:00 - 10 September, 2015
Dominique Perrault Named 2015 Praemium Imperiale Laureate, Albi Grand Theater / Dominique Perrault Architecture. Image © Georges Fessy
Albi Grand Theater / Dominique Perrault Architecture. Image © Georges Fessy

The Japan Art Association (JAA) has named French architect Dominique Perrault winner of the 2015 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award. Lauded for his "wildly imaginative [or] abstractly minimal" designs, Perrault is known for masterfully blending innovative works with their context. 

“Architecture should not be closed on itself, with its back to the context," says Perrault. "It should always be in resonance with the environment, whether natural or urban. We architects should always think about our buildings’ place in the urban design, and about the city itself as a whole.”

The prestigious global arts prize, now in its 27th year, recognizes "outstanding contributions to the development, promotion and progress of the arts" in the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, music and theater/film. Perrault joins a small handful of architects who have received the award, including James StirlingTadao AndoAlvaro SizaRichard RogersJean NouvelToyo ItoZaha HadidPeter ZumthorDavid Chipperfield, andJacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.

All five 2015 Praemium Imperiale laureates include: 

K’s Residence / Tadashi Suga Architects Office

22:00 - 9 September, 2015
K’s Residence / Tadashi Suga Architects Office, © Yoshiharu Matsumura
© Yoshiharu Matsumura

© Yoshiharu Matsumura © Yoshiharu Matsumura © Yoshiharu Matsumura © Yoshiharu Matsumura +31

House in Hatogaya / Schemata Architects

02:00 - 9 September, 2015
House in Hatogaya / Schemata Architects, © Kenta Hasegawa
© Kenta Hasegawa

© Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa © Kenta Hasegawa +16

KOYA / SUMA

20:00 - 7 September, 2015
KOYA / SUMA, © Yasuyuki Deguchi
© Yasuyuki Deguchi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kamiyama, Myozai District, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    40.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Yasuyuki Deguchi © Yasuyuki Deguchi © Yasuyuki Deguchi © Yasuyuki Deguchi +13

Event: "Japanese Design Today: Unique, Evolving, Borderless - with Hiroshi Kashiwagi and Yoshifumi Nakamura"

07:00 - 7 September, 2015
Event: "Japanese Design Today: Unique, Evolving, Borderless - with Hiroshi Kashiwagi and Yoshifumi Nakamura", Photo Credit: FUTAGAMI Bottle Opener
Photo Credit: FUTAGAMI Bottle Opener

The Japan Foundation, New York and The New School’s Parsons School of Design, Design Studies and Industrial Design programs present “Japanese Design Today: Unique, Evolving, Borderless ‐ with Hiroshi Kashiwagi and Yoshifumi Nakamura.” Hiroshi Kashiwagi, professor at Musashino Art University and architect/ furniture designer Yoshifumi Nakamura will each discuss the evolution, distinguishing characteristics, and current state of Japanese design today.

TAKENO Nursery / Tadashi Suga Architects

02:00 - 7 September, 2015
TAKENO Nursery / Tadashi Suga Architects, © Yoshiharu Matsumura
© Yoshiharu Matsumura

© Yoshiharu Matsumura © Yoshiharu Matsumura © Yoshiharu Matsumura © Yoshiharu Matsumura +26

Terrace 2567 / Takeshi Ishiodori Architecture

17:00 - 3 September, 2015
Terrace 2567 / Takeshi Ishiodori Architecture, Courtesy of Takeshi Ishiodori
Courtesy of Takeshi Ishiodori
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kanoya, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    101.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Takeshi Ishiodori

Courtesy of Takeshi Ishiodori Courtesy of Takeshi Ishiodori Courtesy of Takeshi Ishiodori Courtesy of Takeshi Ishiodori +15

Japan's New Masters: Yuko Nagayama

09:30 - 3 September, 2015
Japan's New Masters: Yuko Nagayama, LLove. Image Courtesy of Yuko Nagayama & Associates
LLove. Image Courtesy of Yuko Nagayama & Associates

Japanese design has long had a defining impact on other cultures from all over the world; as early as the mid-nineteenth century, fashionable collectors in Europe exchanged artifacts from Japan, and Frank Lloyd Wright was famously influenced by their distinctive architecture after a trip to the country in 1905. In recent decades, Japan has been one of architecture's superpowers, producing seven Pritzker Prize laureates in under 30 years. And, while Japan's Pritzker winners are widely revered, they are far from the only players on the scene, with a new wave of young Japanese architects now emerging behind internationally acclaimed names such as Sou Fujimoto.

In this new series of interviews titled "Japan's New Masters," Ebrahim Abdoh speaks to both the established and emerging architects of Japan's dynamic architectural scene. The first interview of the series is with Yuko Nagayama, founder of Yuko Nagayama and Associates.

Teshima Yokoo House. Image © Daici Ano Gokokuya. Image Courtesy of Yuko Nagayama & Associates Katsutadai House - click image for full project. Image © Daici Ano Urbanprem Minami Aoyama - click image for full project. Image © Daici Ano +30

House in Shigaraki / Junichi Kato & Associates

19:00 - 2 September, 2015
House in Shigaraki / Junichi Kato & Associates, © Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino

© Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino +22

House in Yamanote / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

22:00 - 1 September, 2015
House in Yamanote / Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates, Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
Courtesy of Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
  • Architects

  • Location

    Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Design Team

    Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • 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 +29