Articles tagged Japan

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‘London is a place to develop ideas, while New York is a place to realise them’

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.

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This renovation worked around Japan’s zoning laws by using yobitsugi

Aoyagi, Japan – Country Market, a project by architect Ryusuke Nanki, applied the mish-mash yobitsugi technique to a former residence in Yamagata.

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‘Designers have not paid much attention to creating a vibrant store atmosphere’

Tokyo – In this essay, originally featured in our book about Schemata Architects, founder Jo Nagasaka discusses the role of retail design vs smartphones.

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A Japanese flower artist turns disposed plants into botanical sculptures

Tokyo – Featured in our book Where They Create: Japan, botanical artist Makoto Azuma speaks about his lab, where he experiments with floral arrangements. 

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What was this Tokyo apartment like before? Look to the ceiling for clues

Tokyo – The ceiling of the House of Wind and Light, a renovated apartment by Office Shogo Onodera, bears the tracks of its former layout.  

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The ingredients for this restaurant? Japanese methods and Brazilian charm

Valencia – Masquespacio envisioned Kaikaya, a Nikkei restaurant in Valencia, as a mix of Japanese traditions and Brazilian tropicalismo.

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What does it mean when the California coffee scene goes to Japan?

Kobe – Designed by Schemata Architects, Blue Bottle Kobe continues craft coffee’s global story. 

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Is a six-month furniture subscription better than buying?

New York City – Made from 100 per cent recycled and eco-friendly materials, Kamarq’s subscription-based furniture redefines the sector’s purchasing options.

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Who says work and the patio can't mix?

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?

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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.

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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.