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Sudō Reiko and Japanese textile innovation

Making NUNO, a new exhibition at Japan House London, showcases the work of innovative textile designer Sudō Reiko Words by Francesca Perry After a long

Design

Tokyo public toilet designed as ‘floating’ concrete block

The new structure at Sendagaya Station was designed by Suppose Design Office ahead of the planned 2021 Olympic Games Japanese architecture practice Suppose Design Office has

Architecture

Kyoto chapel renovated with immersive cedar wood lattice

Katori archi+design associates’ renovation and earthquake retrofit of the Japanese chapel is dominated by a striking wooden insertion Tokyo-based practice Katori archi+design associates has completed

Buildings

Kengo Kuma’s new take on bamboo

Bamboo ring at Victoria & Albert Museum. Photo by Ed Reeve Kengo Kuma explains how his LDF creation experimented with materials — and not just

News

Pritzker Architecture Prize awarded to Japanese architect Arata Isozaki

The exterior of Art Tower MITO gallery (1990). Credit: Yasuhiro Ishimoto, courtesy Pritzker Prize Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has been named the 2019 Pritzker Prize Laureate

News

Four key trends for Milan design week 2018

With Salone del Mobile 2018 just around the corner, ICON picks out some of the top-trends Fiera-goers can expect to encounter at the design capital,

News

Japanese postmodernism: Ghosts of a future past

Japan’s 1980s boom was marked by unhinged wealth and intense architectural creativity. Its legacy includes some of the most wildly original buildings the world has

Features

The Japanese House at the Barbican – exhibition review

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

Review

Nendo’s Oki Sato: ‘I’m inspired by overlooked things, like the gaps between floorboards’

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

Features

Arita x Nobu

The birthplace of Japanese porcelain and the famed restaurant join forces for dinnerware that serves up a different aesthetic with each course To mark its

News

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Off-grid studio space built on Irish island of Inis Oírr

The design industry too often leaves people behind

New gallery space in Accra designed using raw earth 

Sound Advice releases Now You Know publication addressing inequality in architecture

3XN and SLA complete wave-inspired climate centre in Denmark

A tribute to ordinary London, the 2021 Serpentine Pavilion opens

Expanded Geffrye Museum in east London reopens as Museum of the Home

Mecanoo designs NYC library topped by ‘wizard hat’

Parley and M.I.A release ocean waste eyewear collection


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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Off-grid studio space built on Irish island of Inis Oírr

The design industry too often leaves people behind

New gallery space in Accra designed using raw earth 

Sound Advice releases Now You Know publication addressing inequality in architecture

3XN and SLA complete wave-inspired climate centre in Denmark

A tribute to ordinary London, the 2021 Serpentine Pavilion opens

Expanded Geffrye Museum in east London reopens as Museum of the Home

Mecanoo designs NYC library topped by ‘wizard hat’

Parley and M.I.A release ocean waste eyewear collection


Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile preview: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality