Tokyo articles

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Best Of: multi-generational homes showcasing integrated living

Here are four houses from Amsterdam to Tokyo that use spatial design to help different generations live together long term.

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DDAA brings Danish and Japanese design culture under one roof for Bang & Olufsen’s Tokyo flagship

Tokyo – Interior symbols of the Scandinavian brand’s heritage and the history of the 1960 Ginza site serve to create a living-room-like space for customers to feel at home in.

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The conversation pit is back – this time, with an upgrade for the digital age

Tokyo – I In’s design of a new office for Mitsui Fudosan in Tokyo teams a comfortable sunken seating area with a reality-blurring digital backdrop to ‘symbolize the future’.

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Retail is going phygital. This Curiosity-designed Tokyo store leads the way

Tokyo – Winner of our Best Use of Digital Technology award this year, the Japanese capital’s Hipanda store uses AR to seamlessly marry the physical and digital realms.

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Why is this sushi restaurant by DDAA so special? It’s an ‘art installation – a ritual almost’

Tokyo – The precision and personality of Tokyo eatery Sushi Yoshii was lauded across the board by the Frame Awards 2020 jury.

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Is retail becoming a cultural event? A multi-brand store by Nendo is a full-day experience

Tokyo – Our Multi-Brand Store of the Year, Tokyo’s Kashiyama Daikanyama, gives consumers a balance of ‘gallery-like’ retail and ‘glitzy’ hospitality spaces.

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This Tokyo restaurant shows how you can be impactful with colour – without using colour

Tokyo – Ironically, it’s Case-Real’s black-on-black interior approach for hospitality space Nôl that landed them the Frame Awards 2020 accolade for Best Use of Colour.

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Here’s proof that Japan is leading the multi-gen living movement

Tokyo – Nendo’s Stairway House in Japan highlights how one spatial element can act as a literal and metaphorical bridge between generations.

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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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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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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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Openings: Stores from Acne, Dover Street Market, Normann Copenhagen and more

Whether seeking inspiration for your next retail design project or looking to add new global destinations to your must-visit list, this month's collection of Openings has you covered.

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