Articles related to “Alternatives to modern architecture”

In today’s rapidly changing world, nothing is predictable and stable as it used to be.  Values such as small, less, agile, mobile, temporary, open, old, delicate or ambiguous will become the key words for resilient and sustainable architecture, which will function as a venue for people to work together to build happiness together.

Toyo Ito Interview in Omishima: Architecture then, now and next 2-2

Toyo Ito interview at Omishima Island: Architecture then, now and next (2-2) Part II: The 3/11 and the Limits of ...
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Toyo Ito Interview in Omishima: Architecture then, now and next 1 (2)

Toyo Ito interview at Omishima: Architecture then, now and next (1-2) Part I: "Ethics" of Asian architecture So humans need ...
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Architecture after the coronavirus (1)

Architecture after the coronavirus (1) Almost six months after the outbreak of the coronavirus, the world is finally in the ...
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How to survive coronavirus recession 2020 (2): Food sector

“How to survive the coronavirus recession 2020?” series is part of the “Less is more economy” discussion, which explores the ...
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MUJI House: 15 years, 4 models to help owners design their own unique life style

MUJI House: 15 years, 4 models to help owners design their own unique life style MUJI entered the home building ...
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Tents: tiny house for modern nomads

Tents: tiny homes for modern nomads What is the architectural significance of the so-called “tiny house”? It is an interesting ...
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Toyo Ito Interview in Omishima: Architecture then, now and next 3

Toyo Ito interview at Omishima Island: Architecture then, now and next (3)  Part III: Architecture now and next If you ...
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Toyo Ito Interview in Omishima: Architecture then, now and next 1

Toyo Ito interview at Omishima: Architecture then, now and next (1-1) The Pritzker Award Laureate, architect Toyo Ito has always ...
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Toyo Ito Interview in Omishima: Architecture then, now and next 2-1

Toyo Ito interview at Omishima Island: Architecture then, now and next (2-1) Part II: The 3/11 and the Limits of ...
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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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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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Toyo Ito Omishima Project: Omishima Ikoi-no-Ie

Omishima; an island full of natural beauty but no job opportunities The Pritzker Architecture Prize-laureate, Toyo Ito, is heavily invested ...
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Big ambition from a small island: Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari

Big ambition from a small island: Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari The Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari is ...
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Toyo Ito and “Home-for-All” (Minna-no-Ie) – Can People Shape Architecture?

Image above: The Japanese Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 Image by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra via CC BY 2.0 Architect ...
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Kengo Kuma and Kagurazaka

Renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma lives in Kagurazaka, Tokyo. Located in the heart of central Tokyo, Kagurazaka has so far ...
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MUJI “Wood House” model home in Kanagawa, Japan

MUJI "Wood House" model home in Kanagawa, Japan The “Tiny house” is going mainstream.  That was one of the main ...
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In-depth report: “Projects in Progress” by Shigeru Ban

Japanese architect and Pritzker award-laureate Shigeru Ban's contribution to sustainability is unparalleled. He is renowned for his extensive and innovative ...
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MUJI Hut: tiny house dissolving into the environment

MUJI Hut: tiny house dissolving into the environment In the previous article, I identified “small,” “agile,” ”mobile,” and ”temporary” as ...
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Yoshino Cedar House x Airbnb: True sharing enabled by “people”

Yoshino Cedar House is a partnership between Airbnb and Yoshino Town, Nara, Japan. Yoshino is famous for the Yoshino sugi ...
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So we’ve lost the game of economic efficiency. Now what?

After the United States presidential election, in 2016, it became clear that the struggles experienced by distressed rural areas, including ...
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Rental Space Tower by Sou Fujimoto (2): House Vision 2016

The Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto is a master of “ambiguity.” He challenges our simplified version of dualism – two elements ...
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Japanese architects on “natural materials”

Japanese architecture is often associated with natural materials or design that focuses on natural elements.  How do Japanese architects think ...
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Open House with Condensed Core: House Vision 2016

IKEA’s “Better Shelter” has been awarded the Beazley Design of the Year award, presented by the Design Museum in London ...
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Where would millennials live when they go minimal?

Millennials have different views on consumption.  Growing up in a recession and burdened with big student debt, they have less ...
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Shou sugi ban, primitive-modern architectural material

Shou sugi ban, or 焼き杉 (yaki-sugi, or burnt cedar), is a traditional Japanese method to burn the surface of cedar ...
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