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Snøhetta designs co-working space in Tokyo

The sleek space is dominated by a multifunctional piece of ‘super furniture’ In Shibuya, Tokyo, Snohetta has designed a co-working space for Japanese tech company

Design

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

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

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

Bakurocho, Tokyo

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

Features

Shinjuku temple, Tokyo

The hostess bars of Tokyo’s hedonistic Shinjuku district have an unlikely neighbour: Amorphe’s vast, futuristic Buddhist temple Hidden bars, neon billboards, hostess clubs, salarymen crowds,

News

Venice Biennale 2014 – Japanese pavilion: Architecture detectives

The Venice Biennale Japan pavilion’s take on the theme of “Absorbing Modernity” focuses on a period in the 1970s when, with the country rushing into the

Features

Mitate Collection: Studio Wieki Somers Lamps

Studio Wieki Somers has created a family of lamps inspired by visits to Japanese Samurai houses The samurai way of life, bushido, is characterised by

News

Tokyo garden house by Ryue Nishizawa

Strolling past Ryue Nishizawa’s Garden and House on the streets of Tokyo, it wouldn’t be difficult to mistake this unusual residence, hemmed in on both

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Icon 116: Japan

CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE NOW Icon 116: Japan It’s almost two years since the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on 11 March 2011. In ICON

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

Rock-like Chapel of Sound designed in Chinese valley

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

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

ICON 206: Winter 2021


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

High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

Rock-like Chapel of Sound designed in Chinese valley

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

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

ICON 206: Winter 2021


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