Can buildings metabolize? The Nakagin Capsule Tower by Kisyo Kurokawa

Japanese architect Kisyo Kurokawa’s iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower is getting old. Can the symbol of Metabolism survive without ever metabolizing?

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT designed by Tadao Ando

Architect Tadao Ando designed 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo, a design museum founded by designer Issey Miyake, who wants to make design an economic resource.

The Tokyo Art Museum designed by Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando designed the The Tokyo Art Museum in Tokyo, which is a cornerstone piece of architecture on the “Ando Street.”

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tokyo designed by Kenzo Tange

Kenzo Tange designed St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tokyo in 1964. It still maintains its beauty -a unique mixture of modernism & primitive sacredness.

The Asakusa Cultural and Tourism Center designed by Kengo Kuma

Archiect Kengo Kuma desgined the Asakusa Tourism Center in the middle of traditional tourist destination by emphasizing traditional Japanese wisdom.

The Sumida Hokusai Museum designed by Kazuyo Sejima

Architect Kazuyo Sejima designed the Sumida Hokusai Museum that celebrates the prolifc ukiyo-e master. But why there is no window in this building?

The Tokyo Toilet: Tadao Ando @ Jingudori Koen Park

Through “The Tokyo Toilet” project, Tadao Ando designed a public bathroom with extended eaves for “amayadori.” What does that mean?

The Tokyo Toilet: 16 architects and designers re-imagine public restrooms

16 Japanese architects and designers re-imagine the potential of public restrooms (toilet) in parks. Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito and more.

The Tokyo Toilet: Masamichi Katayama @ Ebisu Park

Interior designer Masamichi Katayama designed a park toilet in Tokyo which almost looked like a random object that you’d find in a park.

The Tokyo Toilet: Fumihiko Maki @ Ebish Higashi Park

One of the latest works by the Pritzker award laureate Fumihiko Maki is a small, squid-like restroom in Tokyo. See how his modernist spirit met a neighborhood park.