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

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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

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013 11:16

Tokyo garden house by Ryue Nishizawa

Ryue Nishizawa has used plants, stairs and windows to create the illusion of privacy and space in this tall, narrow urban home.

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Thursday, 10 January 2013 10:59

Icon 116: Japan

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.

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Monday, 25 June 2012 09:58

Toda House by Kimihiko Okada

Kimihiko Okada’s winding, modernist, hilltop house on stilts towers over its neighbours in a distinctly dull suburb of Hiroshima.

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:06

Senju Museum by Ryue Nishizawa

Ryue Nishizawa has brought the outside indoors to create several new “worlds” in which to showcase the art work of a Japanese master.

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A billionaire philanthropist’s installation seamlessly fuses art, architecture and nature on the Japanese island of Naoshima.

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Monday, 08 November 2010 09:31

Venice Biennale 2010

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.

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Thursday, 08 July 2010 12:34

SANAA's Rolex Learning Centre

Walking through the Rolex Learning Centre is like being inside a pinball machine. The building summons you on circuitous routes, propelling you around islands and dropping you into holes.

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