Tokyo articles

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‘Nowadays you can be a gay architect, but you can't do queer architecture’

Tokyo – Adam Nathaniel Furman’s bold, bittersweet and bulbous Nagatacho apartment is more than meets the (queer) eye

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Soundbooths? Textile dividers? How about rebar as an open-office partition?

Tokyo – Organic Design Architecture Studio renovated a meeting room inside an office building using rebar as partition, in order to allow the flow of energy into any corner.

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This Japanese house was entirely built without a single nail

Designed by Japanese architect Takasaki Masaharu, for the Shinon-no-ie house were only used natural materials.

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Nendo’s newest office building turns terraces into private meeting rooms

Tokyo – In the 11-storey Yokohama Ekimae Building in Tokyo, nendo integrates a series of terraces that can turn into biophillic private rooms.

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A Japanese restaurant wants to bring its customers inside of a cave

Tokyo – To increase intimacy and privacy Ryoji Iedokoro designed the Nikunotoriko restaurant in Tokyo under a forest of sorts.

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At a Tokyo store, these curved display units make the handbags really pop up

Tokyo – The displays designed by Shingo Masuda and Katsuhisa Otsubo in this Valextra pop-up in Shinjuku break the rules of the traditional shop-in-shop concept.

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Waterfalls? Interactive art? This is not your typical digital receptionist

Tokyo – TeamLab’s ‘digital receptionist’ for DMM.com welcomes visitors to a space that responds to human motion. 

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How to be on-brand and hyper-local? Marni knows just the trick

Tokyo – The Italian fashion house blended its existing interior motifs with local design cues for the creation of its first Tokyo flagship.

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At a sushi restaurant, is it actually better to eat standing up?

Tokyo – At the new location of Sushi Yoshii in Aoyama, the team behind DDAA turn to the dish’s history to find a different way of experiencing it today.

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A new Japanese store uses light and AR to tell a (spooky) brand story

Tokyo – Curiosity’s proposal for Hipanda’s Omotesando store is a choose-your-own-adventure mystery tour disguised as a retail experience. 

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Acne Studios’ Shibuya store proves carte blanche isn’t just for the art world

Tokyo – For the fourth interior rotation of the Swedish fashion brand’s one-and-only project store, the in-house design team created a tactile environment for the accessories range …

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Your corner market might soon feature 3D-printed bioplastic furniture

Tokyo – Inspired by Japanese folding and drawing techniques, Dus made 3D-printed displays and furnishings for Loft, a department store in Ginza designed by Schemata Architects.