A full-scale reconstruction of Ryue Nishizawa’s Moriyama House lays the foundation for a thoughtful, ambitious show at the Barbican, writes Peter Smisek. But the absence of metabolism is a structural weakness
In our latest issue, we take an exclusive look at Ma Yansong’s Huangshan Mountain Village, interview SANAA's Ryue Nishizawa, consider the future of human labour and meet the Italian designers reviving traditional craft
Ryue Nishizawa has used plants, stairs and windows to create the illusion of privacy and space in this tall, narrow urban home.
Icon 116 is devoted to Japan. Nearly two years after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the north of the country in March 2011, we revisit the disaster areas where architects and designers, including Toyo Ito’s KISYN group, are now helping to rebuild local communities. On the cover is Kengo Kuma, the master of “deceptive minimalism”, and we also talk to rising stars Takram Design Engineering.
Kimihiko Okada’s winding, modernist, hilltop house on stilts towers over its neighbours in a distinctly dull suburb of Hiroshima.
Ryue Nishizawa has brought the outside indoors to create several new “worlds” in which to showcase the art work of a Japanese master.
A billionaire philanthropist’s installation seamlessly fuses art, architecture and nature on the Japanese island of Naoshima.
As the 2010 Biennale winds up over in Venice, Kieran Long asks where the old-fashioned troublemaking was in Kazuyo Sejima’s good-taste, tranquilising exhibition.