Narita International Airport Terminal 3 / NIKKEN SEKKEI + Ryohin Keikaku + PARTY

© Kenta Hasegawa

Architects: NIKKEN SEKKEI, Ryohin Keikaku, PARTY
Location: , 〒286-0105 千葉県成田市木の根 Narita International Airport (NRT), Narita terminal 1
General Contractor: Taisei Corporation
Area: 23679.0 sqm
Photographs: Kenta Hasegawa

R4 / Florian Busch Architects

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Architects: Florian Busch Architects
Location: Roppongi, Minato, 106-0032, Japan
Photographs: Nacasa + Partners

Open Call: Our Future With/Without Parks 2105

Courtesy of JILA

The Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture (JILA) will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in May 2015, and is pleased to host an international competition for design proposals envisioning future Tokyo with/without parks in 2105, 90 years from today.

The competition invites students and young practitioners in design, planning, research, and related fields to rethink the raison d’etre of the park, one of the greatest urban inventions for modern society, and to propose innovative visions for future with/without parks. Online registrations close April 24, 2015. You can learn more and apply, here.

Blue Bottle Coffee AOYAMA Cafe / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: Minamiaoyama, Minato, Tokyo 107-0062,
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Design Team: Ryosuke Yamamoto
Area: 189.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Cozy House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects

© Yoshihiro Asada

Architects: FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects
Location: Shiga Prefecture,
Area: 92.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Yoshihiro Asada

Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Roastery & Cafe / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota

Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: 1 Chome-4-8 Hirano, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to 135-0023, Japan
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Design Team: Ryosuke Yamamoto
Year: 2015
Photographs: Takumi Ota

Hakodate Jomon Culture Center / Atelier BNK

© Koji Sakai

Architects: Atelier BNK
Location: , Hokkaido Prefecture,
Area: 1256.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Koji Sakai

Yoshi Nursery / Tatta Architects Office

© Nishinihon Syabou

Architects: Tatta Architects Office
Location: Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture,
Year: 2015
Photographs: Nishinihon Syabou

“Classic Japan” Episode 3: Kagawa Prefectural Government Hall / Kenzo Tange

This installment of Vincent Hecht‘s “Classic ” series takes you through Kenzo Tange’s 1958 Kagawa Prefectural Government Hall. Emulating traditional Japanese wood construction, the reinforced concrete structure forms an L-shape around a central courtyard with a connecting eight-story administrative office tower and low-rise assembly hall.

LHM Kindergarten / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

© Atsushi Ishida

Architects: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
Location: ,
Year: 2015
Photographs: Atsushi Ishida

Yokoi Dental Clinic / iks design + msd-office

© Keisuke Nakagami

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Location: Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Area: 190.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Keisuke Nakagami

Spotlight: Kisho Kurokawa

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Kisho Kurokawa (April 8th 1934 – October 12th 2007) was one of Japan‘s leading architects of the 20th century, perhaps most well-known as one of the founders of the Metabolist movement of the 1960s. Throughout the course of his career Kurokawa advocated a philosophical approach to understanding architecture that was manifest in his completed projects throughout his life.

Harumi Residential Tower / Richard Meier & Partners Architects

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Architects: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Location: ,
Design Partners: Richard Meier, Dukho Yeon
Project Architect: Carlo Balestri
Area: 196200.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Ishiguro Photographic Institute

Billboard / +S/Shintaro Matsushita+Takashi Suzuki + knit/Naohito Ikuta

© Hiroyuki Hirai

Architects: +S/Shintaro Matsushita+Takashi Suzuki
Location: , Mie Prefecture, Japan
Interior Design: knit/Naohito Ikuta
Construction: Ohno Construction Company
Area: 442.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hiroyuki Hirai

House in Ningyo-cho / K+S Architects

© Hiroshi Ueda

Architects: K+S Architects
Location: , , Japan
Architects In Charge: Nobuya Kashima, Aya Sato
Area: 54.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

Smoking Room Grand Tree Musashikosugi / Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects

© Kaku Ohtaki

Architects: Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects
Location: Nakahara Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture,
Designers: Ogawa Erika Okamoto
Produced By : BAMBOO MEDIA Co.Ltd.
Area: 12.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Kaku Ohtaki

Half & Half House / Naf Architect & Design

© Toshiyuki Yano

Architects: Naf Architect & Design
Location: Setagaya, Setagaya, Tokyo 154-0017,
Architects In Charge: Akio Nakasa (Principal Architect), Teppei Amano
Area: 47.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

Toshiko Mori Calls Tokyo’s At-Risk Hotel Okura “A Very Beautiful Orphan Child”

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With the planned demolition of Hotel Okura in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games fast approaching, architects and designers have rallied around the Modernist icon, calling for its preservation. In the latest and most high profile campaign, Japanese architect Toshiko Mori and Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier have joined forces to span a breadth of platforms from a symposium held last November to an Instagram hashtag (#mymomentatokura) sharing images of the beloved hotel. Most recently, Mori sat down with Architectural Digest to discuss her passion for Hotel Okura, the origins of the campaign, and Japanese Modernism. Read the full interview and see why Mori says Hotel Okura is “a very beautiful orphan child,” here.