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Tokyo: The Latest Architecture and News

Tachikawa ANNEX House / MDS

© Koji Fujii / TOREAL© Koji Fujii / TOREAL© Koji Fujii / TOREAL© Koji Fujii / TOREAL+ 22

Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan, Japan
  • Architects: MDS
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  205
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  ARC-X, PS Company, Sanei, Skantherm GMBH

House in Akishima / Office m-sa

© Kazuhisa Kota© Kazuhisa Kota© Kazuhisa Kota© Kazuhisa Kota+ 23

Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: Office m-sa
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  110
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  IOC, Porters Paints
  • Professionals : Hiraiwa Structure

Moln Store / CASE-REAL

© Daisuke Shima© Daisuke Shima© Daisuke Shima© Daisuke Shima+ 17

  • Architects: CASE-REAL
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  49
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Vectorworks, Mattiazzi, Forbo, HIKARI, Kvadrat, +1

Tokyo Architecture City Guide: 30 Iconic Buildings to Visit in Japan's Capital City

One of the world's leading metropolises, Tokyo is home to extraordinary architecture that fascinates through its blend of traditional values and high-tech expression. The 1923 earthquake and the bombardments of World War II dramatically influenced the image of the city and its architecture, giving rise to modern urban environments with complex infrastructure.

The Japanese capital constitutes the most populated metropolitan area in the world, housing 33 million inhabitants. Divided into 23 wards and numerous neighbourhoods, the city features a diverse blend of atmospheres and urban fabrics that support an amalgamation of architectural typologies.

© Keishin Horikoshi / SS Tokyo© Ken’ichi Suzuki. ImageThe Ariake Gymnastics Centre by Nikken Sekkei + Shimizu Corporation© Nacása & Partners Inc.. ImageMiyashita Park by Nikken Sekkei© Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office. ImageTokyo Institute of Technology Hisao & Hiroko Taki Plaza by Kengo Kuma & Associates+ 30

Japan's Tallest Building by Pelli Clarke & Partners Tops Out

Pelli Clarke & Partners' A District tower, a 330-meter mixed-use high-rise in central Tokyo, has finally topped out to become the tallest building in the country. The tower is part of the Tora Asa urban village, which aims to "forge a city within the city" and revitalize Tokyo's city center. A District Tower will feature large-scale office spaces, residences, a school, a medical center, and retail facilities, along with vast green spaces on the ground floor.

Courtesy of DBOX for Pelli Clarke & PartnersCourtesy of DBOX for Pelli Clarke & PartnersCourtesy of DBOX for Pelli Clarke & PartnersCourtesy of DBOX for Pelli Clarke & Partners+ 9

PLP Architecture Unveils Masterplan of Tokyo Cross Park Vision

PLP Architecture has unveiled plans for Tokyo Cross Park, an upcoming redevelopment of an entire district set to become the largest development site in the metropolitan area of Tokyo. The new 230-hectare "green heart of the city" will include four towers, two of which to be designed by PLP, a 31-metre-tall podium with an elevated green public realm, and a 2-hectare public plaza.

© Nikken Sekkei / PLP Architecture© Nikken Sekkei / PLP Architecture© Nikken Sekkei / PLP Architecture© Nikken Sekkei / PLP Architecture+ 16

Restaurants in Azabu-juban / KOJI AOKI + AAOAA + a design

© Takeshi Yamagishi© Takeshi Yamagishi© Takeshi Yamagishi© Takeshi Yamagishi+ 31

  • Architects: AAOAA, KOJI AOKI, a design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  166
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2022
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  ENDO Lighting Corporation, Formwork, Mizumoto Machine, Panasonic, SOLSO FARM, +1

DeCoding Asian Urbanism Grapples with Asia’s Unprecedented Growth

As is obvious to anyone with even a passing interest in demographics, cities are becoming denser—much denser. Rural life continues its steady emptying-out as urban life accelerates its explosive filling-in. The tilt has been apparent at least since the middle of the last century when the French geographer Jean Gottmann invented the word “megalopolis” to describe the continuous urbanization from Boston to Washington, D.C., then containing one-fifth of the United States’ population. But nowhere has the shift from countryside to city been more dramatic than in present-day Asia. 

C/steel Apartment / Yutarou Ohta

© Masaki Hamada© Masaki Hamada© Masaki Hamada© Masaki Hamada+ 27

  • Architects: Yutarou Ohta
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  48
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021

Iron Tea Room / Fujiwaramuro Architects

© Toshiyuki Yano© Toshiyuki Yano© Toshiyuki Yano© Toshiyuki Yano+ 10

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  6
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2012
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Black Iron, Neodymium magnet, Tatami

House in Higashi-Gotanda / CASE-REAL

© Daisuke Shima© Daisuke Shima© Daisuke Shima© Daisuke Shima+ 24

Tokyo Institute of Technology Hisao & Hiroko Taki Plaza / Kengo Kuma & Associates

© Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office© Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office© Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office© Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office+ 22

Fuji Skirt Office / Fukei Co.

© Naoki Masumoto© Naoki Masumoto© Naoki Masumoto© Naoki Masumoto+ 19

  • Architects: Fukei Co.
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  96
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020

Nikotama Terrace Cooperative House / Okuno Architectural Planning

© Yasuhiro Nakayama© Yasuhiro Nakayama© Yasuhiro Nakayama© Yasuhiro Nakayama+ 24

Light Garden House / Mami and Associates Architects

© Kai Nakamura© Kai Nakamura© Kai Nakamura© Kai Nakamura+ 22

Light-filled Stair Hall / KIRI Architects

© Anna Nagai© Anna Nagai© Anna Nagai© Anna Nagai+ 21

  • Architects: KIRI Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  79
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  DuPont, Sanwa, SHIGERU INDUSTRY, T-form
  • Professionals : DN-Archi, Siguma-kensetsu

Eames Office Celebrates 80 Years of Design History with Exhibition in Tokyo

In celebration of its eight decades of design history, Eames Office recently inaugurated a new exhibition at Design Gallery Isetan The Space in Tokyo, rememorating Charles and Ray Eames’ human-centred design philosophy. Featuring classic furniture designs, archival works, recreated architectural models as well as new projects developed with brands like Herman Miller, Vitra, Ravensburger or Reebok, The 80 Years of Design exhibition illustrates the prolific and highly diverse work of the studio, highlighting the value of its designs for contemporary living.

© Ko Tsuchiya© Ko TsuchiyaModular House. Image © Eames Office© Ko Tsuchiya+ 20