Articles tagged Japan

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You might want to move your wedding ceremony to this insane Japanese chapel

Himeji, Japan – KTX Archilab designed a cloud-like wedding chapel in Himeji – and its white, curved structures definitely make it look like it came from somewhere out of this world.

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A new Japanese baked goods store brings the best of old Kyoto to life

Kyoto – Kyoto’s Bake Cheese Tart store store, designed by Fumitaka Suzuki, recreates the traditional kamado through a multi-functional counter.

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‘Nowadays you can be a gay architect, but you can't do queer architecture’

Tokyo – Adam Nathaniel Furman’s bold, bittersweet and bulbous Nagatacho apartment is more than meets the (queer) eye

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Soundbooths? Textile dividers? How about rebar as an open-office partition?

Tokyo – Organic Design Architecture Studio renovated a meeting room inside an office building using rebar as partition, in order to allow the flow of energy into any corner.

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This Japanese house was entirely built without a single nail

Designed by Japanese architect Takasaki Masaharu, for the Shinon-no-ie house were only used natural materials.

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Nendo’s newest office building turns terraces into private meeting rooms

Tokyo – In the 11-storey Yokohama Ekimae Building in Tokyo, nendo integrates a series of terraces that can turn into biophillic private rooms.

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Want to break the barrier with the pharmacist? Serve customers at the table

Designed by KTX ArchiLab, this pharmacy in Himeji used the hospitality-approach to bring pharmacists and customers at the same level.

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A Japanese restaurant wants to bring its customers inside of a cave

Tokyo – To increase intimacy and privacy Ryoji Iedokoro designed the Nikunotoriko restaurant in Tokyo under a forest of sorts.

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At a Tokyo store, these curved display units make the handbags really pop up

Tokyo – The displays designed by Shingo Masuda and Katsuhisa Otsubo in this Valextra pop-up in Shinjuku break the rules of the traditional shop-in-shop concept.

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Can you use colour as a material in an immersive installation? Here's how

Sendai, Japan – What a chroma queen: artist, architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux makes colour her only material.

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Waterfalls? Interactive art? This is not your typical digital receptionist

Tokyo – TeamLab’s ‘digital receptionist’ for DMM.com welcomes visitors to a space that responds to human motion. 

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How to be on-brand and hyper-local? Marni knows just the trick

Tokyo – The Italian fashion house blended its existing interior motifs with local design cues for the creation of its first Tokyo flagship.