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“I Followed My Father’s Advice and Did Not Design a House for My Family” in Conversation With Paul Tange

In the following interview with Paul Tange, the chairman and senior principal architect at Tange Associates in Tokyo, we discussed the relationship with his famous architect-father Kenzo Tange (1913-2005; the most influential architect in postwar Japan and the winner of the 1987 Pritzker Prize), the fate of the house Tange senior built for his first family, the decision of joining his father’s practice right after graduation from Harvard, sharing his father’s design principles, and the vision behind his first independent built work – a 50-story Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower in Tokyo, a vertical campus that can accommodate up to 10,000 students; the project won an international competition, in which 50 international architects participated.

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Apartment S / Tsukagoshi Miyashita Sekkei

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  121
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  JFK, SHIKOKU CHEMICALS CORPORATION
  • Professionals : Ohno JAPAN

Construction Begins at OMA / Shohei Shigematsu’s Commercial and Cultural Center in Harajuku, Tokyo

The Harajuku Quest, designed by Shohei Shigematsu and OMA New York, represents a renewed commercial and cultural center in the Harajuku district of Tokyo. Located on a site in between Omotesando and Oku-Harajuku, the building is the newest phase of NTT’s “With Harajuku”, a larger urban development that aims to facilitate the flow of people through a series of squares and commercial areas. Harajuku Quest plans to draw people and activities from both Omotesando and Oku-Harajuku and connect the two areas for the first time. Construction is expected to complete in 2025.

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404 Residence / Office Sugurufukuda

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  50
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Sanwa, TAJIMA ROOFING

Athletes' Village Plaza / Nikken Sekkei

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  • Architects: Nikken Sekkei
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  5300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020

LECO odd Salon / kfuna

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  • Architects: kfuna
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  64
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2022
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  ModuleX, TAKARA BELMONT

Kokubunji Apartment / waiwai

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  • Architects: waiwai
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  350
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2022
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  LIXIL , Toto
  • Professionals : waiwai, Ohno JAPAN, Comodo Plan

Tsuruoka House / Kiyoaki Takeda Architects

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  206
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Atom Company, Sanko, TAJIMA ROOFING, Toyo Materia
  • Professionals : ASA

Snøhetta Reveals Design of Mixed-Use Tower in the Shibuya District of Tokyo

Snøhetta has unveiled the design of its largest project in Japan to date, the Shibuya Upper West Project for Tokyu Corporation, L Catterton Real Estate, and Tokyu Department Store. The project aims to offer cultural experiences in tune with the vibrant Shibuya district of Tokyo, known for its bustling crowds, big screens, and the crossing in front of the Shibuya Station Hachikō. The 36-story tower will include a cultural complex, retail spaces, a contemporary hotel, and rental residencies.

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Gluon Preserves the Now-Dismantled Nakagin Capsule Tower Building in the Metaverse

Japanese digital consultancy Gluon plans to preserve the Nakagin Capsule Tower Building in Tokyo, one of the most representative examples of Japanese Metabolism by Kisho Kurokawa. The “3D Digital Archive Project” is using a combination of measurement techniques to record the iconic building in three dimensions and recreate it in the metaverse. The tower is currently being demolished due to the structure's precarious state and incompatibility with current seismic standards, as well as the general state of decay and lack of maintenance.

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Tabata Junior High School / Coelacanth K&H Architects

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  7222
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  AGC Polymer Material, Creative Life, Forbo, Oriental Shiraishi Corporation
  • Professionals : KAP

X Office Building / T2P Architects Office

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  760
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2022
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Ceramiche Refin, MK Design mesh, Takizawa veneer, Yamagiwa Lighting
  • Professionals : S.H.C

Todoroki House / MDS

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  • Architects: MDS
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  98
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Cera Trading, Morikawa, Rinnai Corporation, WEST CORPORATION

House Tokyo / UNEMORI ARCHITECTS

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Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: UNEMORI ARCHITECTS
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  51
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019

Foster + Partners Reveals Design of an All-Timber Department Store in Tokyo

Foster + Partners has unveiled its latest commercial project on the world-famous Shibuya Crossing, in Tokyo, Japan. Dubbed the Shibuya Marui Department Store, the nine-storey retail development is set to become a new space for sustainable lifestyle brands, adopting the highest standards of sustainability and core principles of environmental responsibility and wellbeing. The timber structure's design and material selection will significantly reduce the embodied carbon of the building, while simultaneously creating a warm and open experience for visitors.

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Tachikawa ANNEX House / MDS

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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