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
Nendo's founder is extraordinarily prolific and versatile, creating clean-lined work subverted by witty, playful touches. We met him before the opening of his latest show
The birthplace of Japanese porcelain and the famed restaurant join forces for dinnerware that serves up a different aesthetic with each course
The Japanese brand unites traditional craft and contemporary design in a range of homeware and furniture that is elegant yet playful
Planning your next holiday yet? Here is Icon’s selection of five great buildings where every architecture fanatic would surely want to rest their head, from an inn by Kengo Kuma to an art-lover’s paradise in Provençe
Once a “ghost town” in the shadow of Nihonbashi’s neon glare, Bakurocho is enjoying a creative revival inspired by its Edo-era craft heritage. Danielle Demetriou visited the area for our latest issue – Keith Ng's images, featured here, accompany the article
A show in Copenhagen examines why Danish architects and designers have drawn so much inspiration from a country on the other side of the globe, says Mille Collin Flaherty
A range of simple wooden furniture, designed to be built and used by survivors of the Japanese tsunami, is finding a wider commercial appeal
The Japan pavilion’s take on the theme of “Absorbing Modernity” focuses on a period in the 1970s when, with the country rushing into the free-market future, a group of architects turned instead to the vanishing past, says Julian Worrall
Sou Fujimoto places a typically ingenious family house with a dramatic sloping roof on a tricky suburban site.
The architect of the 2013 Serpentine Pavilion talks to Icon about the qualities of clouds, the integration of landscapes and buildings and his quest for serendipity.
Hiroshi Nakamura has harnessed nature and light to create a house in downtown Hiroshima that stands apart from its hectic surroundings.
Two years have passed since Japan was hit by a tsunami. Since then, architects and designers have volunteered their skills and expertise to help rebuild communities and make plans for the future.