Articles tagged Japan


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.


Tradition meets normcore in Schemata Architects’ newest mixed space

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


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.


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.


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 …


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

Daisaku Hanamoto’s house mingles with its surroundings

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


How Suppose Design Office is Building in a Social Context

HIROSHIMA, Japan and TOKYO – Through the projects in their latest book, Suppose Design Office shares their vision of the future of architecture – which they call Ur-Architecture.

ACRO by Apollo Architects. Photo Masao Nishikawa

Apollo Architects confronts the public and private sides of residential living with ACRO

CHIBA – The new residence in Chiba defies housing stereotypes and lands like an unidentified architectural object on the hillside residential neighbourhood.


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Ya Pan adds Japanese festival atmosphere to Tel Aviv hospitality

Tel Aviv – Baranowitz & Goldberg and Pitsou Kedem Architects translate fusion-Japanese cuisine into a vibrant dining experience in Ya Pan.

House for a photographer by FORM/Kouichi Kimura. Photo Norihito Yamauchi & Yoshihiro Asada

There’s more than meets the eye in FORM’s new house

SHIGA – In his hometown and apparently his architectural playground, Kouichi Kimura designed a residence for a photographer.