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Posts tagged 'japan'

The influential design of the Tokyo Olympics… in 1964

Before Tokyo 2020, there was Tokyo 1964 – and a new exhibition in London reveals the design innovation and significance behind the historic event As

Design

Nendo designs roadside mini-markets tackling food waste

The Japanese firm developed a kit of parts for honesty-box vegetable stands Japanese design firm Nendo, led by Oki Sato, has developed a modular kit

Design

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

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’

ICON 206: Winter 2021

Set designer Lydia Chan creates maximalist London installation

Mecanoo transforms Mies van der Rohe’s MLK Library

London basketball court co-designed with local residents

Mario Cucinella designs Tuscan cultural centre with ‘suspended plaza’

London’s Courtauld Gallery reopens after redevelopment


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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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’

ICON 206: Winter 2021

Set designer Lydia Chan creates maximalist London installation

Mecanoo transforms Mies van der Rohe’s MLK Library

London basketball court co-designed with local residents

Mario Cucinella designs Tuscan cultural centre with ‘suspended plaza’

London’s Courtauld Gallery reopens after redevelopment


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: 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