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House in Senzoku-Ike / Monolith / Kidosaki Architects Studio

20:00 - 17 April, 2018
© 45g Photography - Junji Kojima
© 45g Photography - Junji Kojima

© 45g Photography - Junji Kojima © 45g Photography - Junji Kojima © 45g Photography - Junji Kojima © 45g Photography - Junji Kojima + 25

A Draped Wall in Ikebukuro / Tailored design Lab

20:00 - 13 April, 2018
A Draped Wall in Ikebukuro  / Tailored design Lab, © Yuji Nishijima
© Yuji Nishijima

© Yuji Nishijima © Yuji Nishijima © Yuji Nishijima © Yuji Nishijima + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Tomohiko Iida + Norifumi Watanabe + Hidetoshi Sawa
  • Textile Designer

    Yuki Tsutsumi(Nuno Corporation)
  • Furniture

    Shinichi Shibayama(Shibayama Kaguseisaku)
  • Lighting Designer

    Light Atelier
  • Contractor

    Shirakawa Kensetsu
  • Area

    73.35 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Syncopated, Revolving Door Condo / Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

19:00 - 5 March, 2018
Syncopated, Revolving Door Condo / Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects, Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects
Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects

Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects Courtesy of Tomokazu Hayakawa Architects + 13

OVULE / TOMOKAZU HAYAKAWA ARCHITECTS

20:00 - 26 February, 2018
Courtesy of TOMOKAZU HAYAKAWA ARCHITECTS
Courtesy of TOMOKAZU HAYAKAWA ARCHITECTS

Courtesy of TOMOKAZU HAYAKAWA ARCHITECTS Courtesy of TOMOKAZU HAYAKAWA ARCHITECTS Courtesy of TOMOKAZU HAYAKAWA ARCHITECTS Courtesy of TOMOKAZU HAYAKAWA ARCHITECTS + 18

Beam House / Hugo Kohno Architect Associates

19:00 - 20 February, 2018
© Seiichi Osawa
© Seiichi Osawa

© Seiichi Osawa © Seiichi Osawa © Seiichi Osawa © Seiichi Osawa + 18

Japan Plans for Supertall Wooden Skyscraper in Tokyo by 2041

16:30 - 15 February, 2018
Japan Plans for Supertall Wooden Skyscraper in Tokyo by 2041, © Sumitomo Forestry Co.
© Sumitomo Forestry Co.

Timber tower construction is the current obsession of architects, with new projects claiming to be the world’s next tallest popping up all over the globe. But this latest proposal from Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry Co. and architects Nikken Sekkei would blow everything else out of the water, as they have announced plans for the world’s first supertall wood structured skyscraper in Tokyo.

At 1,148 feet tall, the proposal outpaces similar timber-structured highrise proposals including Perkins + Will’s River Beech Tower and PLP Architecture’s Oakwood Tower.

© Sumitomo Forestry Co. © Sumitomo Forestry Co. © Sumitomo Forestry Co. © Sumitomo Forestry Co. + 8

Getty Assembles Experts for Conservation of Le Corbusier's Only Three Museums

08:00 - 3 February, 2018
Getty Assembles Experts for Conservation of Le Corbusier's Only Three Museums, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Image © National Museum of Western Art
National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Image © National Museum of Western Art

The Getty Conservation Institute has announced a workshop to address the care and conservation of three museums designed by Le Corbusier. The three museums are the only museums designed by the prolific architect. The workshop will be held in India, where two of the three museums are, with municipal corporations from Ahmedabad and Chandigarh serving as hosts for the event. The Foundation Le Corbusier, located in Paris, will also be assisting with the workshop.

Crystalscape / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

17:00 - 19 January, 2018
© Fumio Araki
© Fumio Araki

© Fumio Araki © Fumio Araki © Fumio Araki © Fumio Araki + 24

Kengo Kuma Explains How His Architectural Style was Formed by Financial Crisis

09:30 - 24 December, 2017

Japan's renowned architect Kengo Kuma is the latest to feature in PLANE—SITE's video series Time-Space-Existence, exploring the inner workings of his Tokyo office and how the Japanese financial crisis of the early 1990s shaped his firm.

© Mitsumasa Fujitsuka © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka © Mitsumasa Fujitsuka © Takeshi YAMAGISHI + 11

Akasaka Brick Residence / KINO architects

22:00 - 18 December, 2017
Akasaka Brick Residence / KINO architects, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Masahiro Kinoshita
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Ozora to Daichi no Nursery Shimoigusa / KINO architects

19:00 - 13 December, 2017
Ozora to Daichi no Nursery Shimoigusa / KINO architects, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Masahiro Kinoshita
  • Area

    643.92 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

R·torso·C / Atelier Tekuto

22:00 - 27 November, 2017
R·torso·C / Atelier Tekuto, Courtesy of Atelier Tekuto
Courtesy of Atelier Tekuto

© Toshihiro Sobajima © Toshihiro Sobajima © Jérémie Souteyrat © Jérémie Souteyrat + 9

New Map Celebrates Tokyo's Concrete Architecture

16:00 - 4 November, 2017
New Map Celebrates Tokyo's Concrete Architecture, © Jimmy Cohrssen
© Jimmy Cohrssen

London-based publisher Blue Crow Media’s architectural guide series continues with Concrete Tokyo Map. A collaboration with design writer Naomi Pollock and photographer Jimmy Cohrssen, the map lays out 50 of Tokyo’s concrete wonders.

© Jimmy Cohrssen © Jimmy Cohrssen © Jimmy Cohrssen © Jimmy Cohrssen + 10

House in Minami-Ogikubo / CASE-REAL

20:00 - 28 October, 2017
House in Minami-Ogikubo  / CASE-REAL, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Area

    97.2 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Apartment #114 Tokyo's West / G architects studio

20:00 - 12 October, 2017
Apartment #114 Tokyo's West  / G architects studio, © Daisuke Shima  /adhoc inc.
© Daisuke Shima /adhoc inc.

© Daisuke Shima  /adhoc inc. © Daisuke Shima  /adhoc inc. © Daisuke Shima  /adhoc inc. © Daisuke Shima  /adhoc inc. + 12

Fresh Doubts Loom Over Japan's Vast Subterranean Water Control Systems

04:00 - 11 October, 2017
Fresh Doubts Loom Over Japan's Vast Subterranean Water Control Systems, © <a href=“https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Geofront_Temple%5E_%E9%A6%96%E9%83%BD%E5%9C%8F%E5%A4%96%E9%83%AD%E6%94%BE%E6%B0%B4%E8%B7%AF_-_panoramio.jpg”>Wikimedia user AMANO Jun-ichi</a> licensed under <a href=“https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/“>CC BY 3.0</a>. Image Courtesy of AMANO Jun-ichi
© Wikimedia user AMANO Jun-ichi licensed under CC BY 3.0. Image Courtesy of AMANO Jun-ichi

Rising sea levels, and the potential of extreme conditions globally, are threatening coastal cities around the world. While the Netherlands are often considered to be leading the engineering battle against the tides, Japan—with a renewed sense of urgency—are investing heavily in high-end systems and infrastructure to protect their largest metropoli.

The Complex Yet Simple Geometry of Toyo Ito's Tama Art University Library

16:00 - 4 July, 2017

In his latest video, filmmaker Vincent Hecht takes us inside Toyo Ito's Tama Art University Library. The project is notable for its effortless geometry, with the entire building comprising a series of simple concrete arches which, when combined, create a complex "emergent grid" which allowed for great flexibility in the building's plan. Hecht's video shows how this geometry works in practice, as the elements of the library snake through the building's light, open interior.

Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2017

06:00 - 28 June, 2017
Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2017, Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for students 2017
Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for students 2017

Theme: “The Reconstruction of Commons Today”