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Major Cities Face High Risk of Flooding According to a Goldman Sachs Report

Goldman Sachs has released a report on the effects of climate change on cities across the world. The study explored the major changes that will transform the planet and highlighted several metropolises that will be at risk of flooding.

Tsubomi House / Flat House

©  Takumi Ota ©  Takumi Ota ©  Takumi Ota ©  Takumi Ota + 24

Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: Flat House
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 77.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010

Nagatacho Apartment / Adam Nathaniel Furman

© Jan Vranovsky © Jan Vranovsky © Jan Vranovsky © Jan Vranovsky + 16

  • Architects: Adam Nathaniel Furman
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 165.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Inside Out House / Takeshi Hosaka Architects

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc. + 29

Katsushika, Japan

Blue Bottle Coffee Daimaru Tokyo Cafe Stand / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 10

新宿区, Japan

Little House with a Big Terrace / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto + 28

Tokyo, Japan

Photo Studio / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier + Yae Fujima

© Yasuhiro Nakayama © Yasuhiro Nakayama © Yasuhiro Nakayama © Yasuhiro Nakayama + 22

Pelli Clarke Pelli Design 3 Towers for the Regeneration of Central Tokyo

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects generate for the first time in Japan, a high rise complex that holds the tallest building in the country, at the height of 330 meters. The U.S firm designed 3 towers for the district of Toranomon-Azabudai in Tokyo, part of a whole urban regeneration scheme for the central area of the capital.

Public Redevelopment for the City of Tokyo by Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio’s first built venture in Japan is a huge planted pergola, put in place to create a new hub for the district of Toranomon-Azabudai in Tokyo, Japan. The project is due for completion in March 2023.

Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio l Darcstudio Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio l Darcstudio Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio l Darcstudio Food Hall. Image Courtesy of DBOX for Mori Building Co. + 7

Award-Winning Design of Tokyo Music Hall Transforms Roof into a Public Plaza

Although music halls generally appeal to groups of people with a specific interest, Persian architecture firm Hajizadeh & Associates developed a music hall that caters to all citizens of the city, and not just music lovers.

The "Tokyo Music Hall" is an award-winning design that transforms the music hall's roof into a space of contemplation and leisure, inspired by traditional Japanese architecture.

© Hajizadeh & Associates © Hajizadeh & Associates © Hajizadeh & Associates © Hajizadeh & Associates + 40

Tokyo Travel Diary: Architecture and Manga

Traveling around Japan can be an impressive experience for a Western tourist - especially if they have some connection with architecture. In addition to the huge cultural differences, the country is known for its rich architectural production - eight of the 42 Pritzker Prize laureates are Japanese - which has maintained its consistency since the 1960s.

Di - Generic Cities: Tokyo | Shanghai | Los Angeles

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If skylines around the world are looking too much the same, is this because the new and important buildings are done by the big names (designers) from far away and not by the locals or the opposite is true? Not only skyscrapers but, museums, civic center, concert halls, bridges, libraries, opera houses all give cities part of their identity.

Discover 20 Years of Tokyo's Development Through the Lens of Peter M. Cook

British architectural photographer Peter M. Cook has documented the city of Tokyo and its evolution for more than twenty years. Following the development of the city and its buildings with a large-format camera, Cook's first book of photographs have been published by Hatje Cantz Verlag with 100 shots. The monochromatic, large-format photographs reveal a story of one of the world's most iconic cities.

© Peter M. Cook © Peter M. Cook © Peter M. Cook © Peter M. Cook + 10

Housenji Temple / Meguro Architecture Laboratory

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura + 21

Tokyo, Japan

8 House / arbol

© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda + 16

Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: arbol
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 86.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Skyscrapers of 2018: Soaring Beyond the Archetypal Crystal Tower

© Viktor Sukharukov
© Viktor Sukharukov

Either as singular outcroppings or as part of a bustling center, skyscrapers are neck-craning icons across major city centers in the world. A modern trope of extreme success and wealth, the skyscraper has become an architectural symbol for vibrant urban hubs and commercial powerhouses dominating cities like New York, Dubai, and Singapore.

While skyscrapers are omnipresent, 2018 introduced new approaches, technologies, and locations to the high-rise typology. From variations in materiality to form, designs for towers have started to address aspects beyond simply efficiency and height, proposing new ways for the repetitive form to bring unique qualities to city skylines. Below, a few examples of proposals and trends from 2018 that showcase the innovative ideas at work: 

Courtesy of Plompmozes © Rafael de la-Hoz Arquitectos © Virgile Simon Bertrand Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects + 13

These Crafted Bookends are Inspired by the Alleyways of Tokyo

Tokyo-based designer monde has created a series of bookends inspired by the narrow back alleys of Tokyo. As described by My Modern Met, the bookends convey the “dizzying feeling of wandering the city’s back alleys” through a mixture of laser-cut wood and lighting.

The results of the two-year project were debuted at the Design Festa arts and crafts event, where they caught the eye of outlets across Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada.

Nishikicho-bunkaisan / SUGAWARADAISUKE Architects

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 13

Tokyo, Japan