Articles tagged Japan

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Capsule hotels are gaining ground in Asia and beyond

From a no-frills cell to colour-controlled surroundings, capsule hotels cater to guests in Japan and beyond.

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Everything’s bigger in Texas – even Japanese design

Dallas – As conceived by Perkins+Will, the Dallas office of Trend Micro honours the company’s Tokyo history with details that go from tatamis to ink paintings.

Billboard: Simon Architecture Prize
Billboard: Simon Architecture Prize
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This Japanese ‘shaire’ salon mixes co-working with hair styling

Tokyo – What can the hair salon industry learn from co-working spaces? Go Today, a new sharing concept in the competitive Tokyo market, has a good answer. 

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The hot spot for kids in this Japanese city is actually the library

Kikuchi, Japan – Nomura Co. is on a mission to strengthen the urban-identity of Kikuchi, Japan and attract a younger population with its public library design.

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Your idea of a minimalist hair salon gets a trim

Kyoto – For a hair salon in Kyoto, designer duo Sides Core stripped down the space to put the focus back on the flow between the stylist’s hand and the client’s head.

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Want some ghosts with that coffee? A new Japanese café lets the past out

Kobe – Yusuke Seki’s café interior in Kobe continues the building’s architectural evolution.

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Tradition meets normcore in Schemata’s newest mixed space

Kanagawa, Japan – The making of a residence and workspace designed by Schemata Architects engages the building’s history while introducing normcore.

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Toyota’s car-sharing café is a response to Japanese consumption trends

NAGOYA, Japan – Designed by Archicept City, Toyota’s Drive to Go concept plays to the growing experience economy and removes investment barriers to adventures on the road.

Billboard: LEEDLeaf - US Green Building Council
Billboard: LEEDLeaf - US Green Building Council
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The importance of danger and dirt: Hibinosekkei on kindergarten design

Yokohama, Japan – Hibinosekkei + Youji no Shiro, the studio behind some beautiful kindergartens in Japan, has a surprising philosophy on learning spaces for young children.

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Why this Japanese workplace is designed like an entire city

TOKYO – Welcome to Uniqlo City – Allied Works unravels the analogy of the workplace as a ‘city’ through a linear streetscape for Fast Retailing, one of the world’s leading …

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From bonito to building exterior: Schemata Architects plays with continuity

TOKYO – The Yagicho-Honten store design by Schemata Architects exemplifies a cohesive retail experience, matching the façade with the foods within.

House in Ohue by Daisuke Hanamoto. Photo Kenji Masunaga
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Daisaku Hanamoto’s house mingles with its surroundings

KURE – Mindful of its place amongst the vernacular, the house easily blends into the residential neighbourhood.