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Kitami, Japan – Architect Jun Igarashi is behind a new type of Asian shophouse: an apartment on top linked to a sake store below by way of an elegant curve.
Tokyo – Artist Mariko Mori lives between London, New York and Tokyo. In this excerpt from Where They Create: Japan, she discusses the differences between them.
Aoyagi, Japan – Country Market, a project by architect Ryusuke Nanki, applied the mish-mash yobitsugi technique to a former residence in Yamagata.
Tokyo – In this essay, originally featured in our book about Schemata Architects, founder Jo Nagasaka discusses the role of retail design vs smartphones.
Tokyo – Featured in our book Where They Create: Japan, botanical artist Makoto Azuma speaks about his lab, where he experiments with floral arrangements.
Tokyo – The ceiling of the House of Wind and Light, a renovated apartment by Office Shogo Onodera, bears the tracks of its former layout.
Valencia – Masquespacio envisioned Kaikaya, a Nikkei restaurant in Valencia, as a mix of Japanese traditions and Brazilian tropicalismo.
Kobe – Designed by Schemata Architects, Blue Bottle Kobe continues craft coffee’s global story.
New York City – Made from 100 per cent recycled and eco-friendly materials, Kamarq’s subscription-based furniture redefines the sector’s purchasing options.
Tokyo – Rather than creating a café-like environment for a working space, Shogo Onodera asked: What if necessary functions are aligned in the most efficient way?
From a no-frills cell to colour-controlled surroundings, capsule hotels cater to guests in Japan and beyond.
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.
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