Articles tagged Japan

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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.

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Openings: Retail destinations from Louis Vuitton, Celine, The Conran Shop, among others

Retail Openings is back with new store spaces from luxury fashion houses, furniture companies and lifestyle labels.

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Designers turn a space-limited dry-cleaners into a neighbourhood restaurant

Fukuoka, Japan – Smart spatial organization and minimalistic features define Sushi Takigawa, a new eatery designed by Case-Real in Fukuoka.

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How a young designer couple finds inspiration on a small Japanese island

Yakushima, Japan – After several years spent living and working in North America’s most desirable cities, designers Yoshiko Shimono and Eric Vivian decided to move to a subtropical …

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An office by DDAA in Tokyo is intended to never reach completion

Tokyo – DDAA’s incubator design for venture capital firm Mistletoe redefines how we think about the concept of both the agile office and the client-architect relationship.

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'I aim to be free from any associations to create independent architecture,' says Tadao Ando

Osaka – Japanese self-taught architect, Tadao Ando reveals his approach to architecture wich stems from his engagement with nature.

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Community hubs are increasingly important for Japan as its population declines

Fuji, Japan – CMYK Interiors & Products worked with Fuji’s local government to turn its central train station into an accommodating gathering space.