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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.

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

The Architecture of Awe: Musashino Art University Library designed by Sou Fujimoto For Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, a library is ...
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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

Big ambition from a small island: Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari The Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari is ...
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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

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

Kengo Kuma: a LAB for materials - Earth If traditional Japanese paper exists ambiguously between solid and liquid, earth belongs ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: A LAB for materials – Membrane/fiber

Kengo Kuma: A LAB for materials - Membrane and fiber ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: A LAB for materials – Resin

Kengo Kuma: A LAB for materials - Resin ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: A LAB for materials – Tile

Kengo Kuma: A LAB for materials - Tile ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: A LAB for materials – The Great Bamboo Wall

Kengo Kuma Exhibition: A LAB for materials - The Great Bamboo Wall In his book "自然な建築 (Natural Architecture)," Kuma remembers ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: a LAB for materials

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 ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: A LAB for materials – Bamboo

Kengo Kuma: A LAB for materials - Bamboo In his book “自然な建築 (Natural Architecture, Iwanami Publishing, 2008),” Kuma remembers how ...
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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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Kengo Kuma Exhibithion: A LAB for materials – Mushizuka (Mound for Insects)

Architecture is a medium that connects small and fragile human bodies with the vast and overwhelming expanse of nature. But ...
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Kengo Kuma Exhibition: a LAB for materials – The Stone Museum

The story about Kengo Kuma and the Stone Museum is fascinating. In his book “自然な建築 (Natural Architecture)”, he admits that ...
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Hiroshige’s ukiyo-e through the lens of Frank Lloyd Wright

Hiroshige's ukiyo-e through the lens of Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 – 1959) is one of the most ...
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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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Chapter 3-5: MUJI House – Edit your own life style

In the previous post, we reviewed the Tai-an, a 3.6 square-meters rustic tea hut (chashitsu) designed by Sen no Rikyu ...
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House Vision 2016

House Vision is an exhibition/forum initiated in 2013 by Japanese leading graphic designer Kenya Hara, who is also known for ...
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Tadao Ando: A wild beast that refuses to be tamed

Tadao Ando: A wild beast that refuses to be tamed Top image: The Koshino residence designed by Tadao Ando in ...
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