Pro-Form Architects’ Rolled Table Challenges Furniture Standards With Curved Interface

08:00 - 10 October, 2015
Pro-Form Architects’ Rolled Table Challenges Furniture Standards With Curved Interface, © Pro-Form Architects
© Pro-Form Architects

Pro-Form Architects has created Rolled Table, an information booth made of flexible plywood that challenges the standard form of a table. Created for the Water and Land Niigata Art Festival, which has been held every three years since 2009, Rolled Table displays guide books and pamphlets better than an average table due to its distinct curvature and lighting system.

© Pro-Form Architects
© Pro-Form Architects

Hitoshinaya / Ryo Matsui Architects

19:00 - 8 October, 2015
Hitoshinaya / Ryo Matsui Architects, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal 1, 3 Chome-3-2 Hanedakūkō, Ōta-ku, Tōkyō-to 144-0041, Japan
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +9

Prof. Mutsuro Sasaki Final Lecture Series

23:00 - 6 October, 2015
Prof. Mutsuro Sasaki Final Lecture Series, Prof. Mutsuro Sasaki Final Lecture Series
Prof. Mutsuro Sasaki Final Lecture Series

An expert in shell structures and a pioneer of the morphogenesis in the field of architecture and civil engineering, Mutsuro Sasaki is a professor at Tokyo's Hosei University. He is also one of the founders of Sasaki Structural Consultants since 1980 and of SAPS / Sasaki and Partners since 2002. In extending the research work of Antoni Gaudi, Heinz Isler and Frei Otto, Sasaki's work has helped shape contemporary architecture in Japan and other countries. Mutsuro Sasaki is a long-standing structural engineers of Toyo Ito, Sejima and Nishizawa of SANAA, and of Arata Isozaki.

Ishibe House / ALTS Design Office

17:00 - 6 October, 2015
Ishibe House / ALTS Design Office , Courtesy of ALTS Design Office
Courtesy of ALTS Design Office
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shiga Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Sumiou Mizumoto & Yoshitaka Kuga
  • Area

    119.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ALTS Design Office

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2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Award Winners Announced

07:00 - 6 October, 2015
2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Award Winners Announced, The Jane; Belgium / Studio Piet Boon. Image Courtesy of The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards
The Jane; Belgium / Studio Piet Boon. Image Courtesy of The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

The winners of the seventh annual Restaurant & Bar Design Awards—the only awards in the world dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces—have been announced in London. Out of over 860 entries from the United Kingdom and 70 other countries, 36 designs were awarded, with two grand prize winners.

The winners of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards are:

Wooden Box House / suzuki architects

20:00 - 27 September, 2015
Wooden Box House / suzuki architects, © Kenta Hasegawa
© Kenta Hasegawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yahei, Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture 332-0002, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kosuke Suzuki, Hisako Yamamura
  • Area

    79.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

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

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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