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Japanese architects often rely on unique approaches that blend solid mathematical logic that regulates architecture and undefinable ambiguities that reside in nature. You will find unique collisions of seemingly opposing concepts from which unexpected harmony and beauty emerges.

When Walter Gropius met Japanese architecture: The House of Prof. K Saito by Kiyoshi Seike

European modernism and traditional Japanese aesthetics attracted each other as if they were the north and south poles of a ...
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Japanese architecture: is it really natural and sustainable?

Kengo Kuma and "natural architecture" Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, who recently designed the V&A Dundee Museum in Scotland using locally ...
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Toyo Ito Interview in Omishima: Architecture then, now and next 3

Part III: Architecture now and next If you have already read Part I and II of the interview, you may ...
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Toyo Ito Interview in Omishima: Architecture then, now and next 1

The Pritzker Award Laureate, architect Toyo Ito has always been exploring the potential of modern architecture through uniquely progressive approach ...
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Toyo Ito Interview in Omishima: Architecture then, now and next 2

Part II: The 3/11 and the Limits of Modernism Part II of the Toyo Ito interview is focused on the ...
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Tadao Ando: Endeavors at The National Art Center, Tokyo

Tadao Ando is one of the most well-known architects in Japan, not only because of his world-renowned professional achievements but ...
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Toyo Ito Omishima Project: Omishima Minna-no-Winery

Architect Toyo Ito has been leading a variety of local revitalization projects on a small yet history-rich island called Omishima ...
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The ZA-KOENJI Public Theater: Experience the swirling potential of performing arts

Suginami-ku (City of Suginami) is one of the major central-western suburban wards in Tokyo with a population more than 550,000 ...
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Rural is the new black: Toyo Ito Omishima Project

The Not-So-Pleasing New Face of "Modern" For decades, architect Toyo Ito has been leading the industry as a trailblazer, exploring ...
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The architecture of awe: Musashino Art University Library by Sou Fujimoto

For Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, a library is a special place that goes far beyond architecture. It’s not just a ...
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Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of Its Transformation – Mori Art Museum

Japanese architecture holds unique space in the global arena, but its uniqueness is often elusive, ambiguous and difficult to define ...
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Big ambition from a small island: Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari

The Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari is located on a small, historic island called 大三島 (Omishima), Ehime Prefecture, which ...
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The House of Prof. K Saito designed by Kiyoshi Seike

European modernism and traditional Japanese aesthetics attracted each other as if they were a North and a South pole of ...
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Kengo Kuma: A LAB for materials – Metal

The Wuxi Vanke Location: Wuxi, China Design: 2010 - 2012   Construction: 2012 - 2014 The Beijing Quianmen Location: Beijing, ...
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Kengo Kuma: A LAB for materials – Earth

If traditional Japanese paper exists ambiguously between solid and liquid, earth belongs to the world of solid, liquid and gas ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: a LAB for materials

Kengo Kuma’s exhibition “くまのもの -- 隈研吾とささやく物質、かたる物質 (a LAB for materials)” is being held at the Tokyo Station Gallery from March ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: A LAB for materials – Bamboo

In his book “自然な建築 (Natural Architecture, Iwanami Publishing, 2008),” Kuma remembers how he enjoyed playing in bamboo woods when he ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: a LAB for materials – Stone

”Stone was not my material of choice for long time because it is heavy, solid and cold,” says Kengo Kuma ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: A LAB for materials – Wood

Kengo Kuma says that German architect/theorist Gottfried Semper (1803 – 1879) had a very keen eye to recognize that the ...
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Kengo Kuma Eshibition: A LAB for materials – Paper

As an expert on wood, Kengo Kuma demonstrates the unique distinction between wood and paper, a product made from wood ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibithion: A LAB for materials – Chashitsu (tea room)

Kengo Kuma often likens his architecture to clothing. Countering the strong and divisive modern architecture represented by concrete and steel, ...
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