Articles tagged Japan

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Turning constraints into opportunity, an architect designs a moving vertical retail display

Nagoya – Schemata Architects designs a moving vertical retail display for Descente Blanc's inaugural shop-in-shop.

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A Hiroshima hotel has a very unlikely wellness connection

Hiroshima – While most wellness-related hotels call to mind spas and retreats, a renovation by Hiroyuki Tanaka Architects breathes new life into a former Hiroshima hospital.

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For the first time ever, Louis Vuitton invests in in-store hospitality – in Osaka

Osaka – Honouring its 'unique ties' with Japan, the French luxury fashion house unveiled an unprecedented café and restaurant in its new Osaka flagship.

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In Japan, the spirit of monodzukuri finds its way into a sculptural beauty salon

Tokyo – Architect Moriyuki Ociai bends aluminium to create a luminous sculptural celing for Crystalscape beauty salon.

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For the eyes and mind: this exhibition design frames space as a tool for thought

Japan – DDAA is behind the set-up for Dress Code: Are You Playing Fashion?, a show in Japan that seeks to spur critical thinking in its audience.

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Acne Studios uses tactility as a design tool for an atmospheric Japan store

Nagoya, Japan – The Swedish fashion brand collaborated with Arquitectura-G for its first shop in Nagoya.

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How the co-sharing economy is transforming hair salons

Yokohoma, Japan – Go Today Shaire Salon in Yokohoma – designed by Canoma – challenges the status quo of impermanent salon set-ups.

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A Japanese ceramics shop pays tribute to its local pottery trade

Hasami, Japan – Tokyo-based studio Do.Do. incorporate local pottery tradition into its design of Ōyane Saikaitoki ceramics store.

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How this hotel helps forge relationships between its visitors and the locale

Kanazawa, Japan – For The Share Hotels, Yusuke Seki used craft and context to create the Kumu Kanazawa, an environment as austere as a monk's cell and as beautiful as a Japanese tea …

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A Japanese office may have just reinvented glass itself

Tokyo – Japanese firm Nendo designs glass partitions with binary-code graphics for a Tokyo-based office.

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Our latest title sheds light on the pioneering work of Japanese design firm MOMENT

Now available in our web store, MOMENT: Redefining the Brand Experience is a detailed monograph that gives insight into the studio's skilful approach to interiors, spatial branding and lighting.

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This cluster of outdoor tea rooms reconnects people to the stars

Ibara, Japan – In Japan, an outdoor tea house by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects allows residents to stargaze under the evening sky.