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Steven Holl receives Praemium Imperiale International Arts medal for architecture

Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Acclaimed architect Steven Holl received the Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award medal for architecture in a ceremony in Tokyo today. Japan's Prince Hitachi, honorary patron of the Japan Art Association, formally presented the awards to each of the 2014 laureates. Created in 1988, the prestigious Praemium Imperiale recognizes…

Steven Holl named as 2014 architecture laureate for Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Steven Holl was announced as one of six 2014 laureates of the prestigious Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award. Bestowed by the Japan Art Association, the annual award was established in 1988 to celebrate the association's 100th anniversary and to honor the late Prince Takamatsu, who was a…

“L’art de Rosanjin” exhibition design by Ryusuke Nanki tastefully balances visual and culinary art

Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013
Ryusuke Nanki, a Tokyo-based designer and former student of Shigeru Ban, was the head of production and design for the first European showing of the "L'art de Rosanjin" exhibition at the Guimet Museum in Paris that happened from July 3 to Sept. 9. The…

PIXY HALL by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
PIXY HALL by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects is an engaging multi-purpose space in Kanagawa, Japan for kindergarteners to play and learn. The project won the Japan Kids Design Award in 2010. The playground's brightly colored shapes and tiny spaces to climb under and over look…

David Chipperfield receives Praemium Imperiale Award in architecture

Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
British architect David Chipperfield has been named as one of the five laureates in the Praemium Imperiale Awards for 2013. The announcement was made on Sept. 17 in Rome, New York, London, Berlin, Paris and Tokyo. Since 1989, the annual global arts award from the Japan…

UNStudio Designs Giant Observation Wheel ‘Nippon Moon’ for Japan

Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013
UNStudio is in the works of developing the Giant Observation Wheel (GOW) 'Nippon Moon' for a soon-to-be-disclosed location in Japan. Invited by Ferris Wheel Investment, the Dutch studio came up with a user-experience design strategy that balances reality and interactive technology--all while users ride in one of the…

Toyo Ito’s Pritzker Prize Acceptance Speech

Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013
Earlier this year in March, it was announced that Japanese architect Toyo Ito would join the ranks of the architecture Gods and be honored with the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Last night now at a festive ceremony in Boston's John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, he finally received…

Tokyo Olympic Stadium Entry by MenoMenoPiu Architects & FHF Architectes

Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A little while ago, we reported about Zaha Hadid Architects taking the first prize in the New National Stadium Japan competition and the selection of the 11 finalist projects. Here is now another design proposal for Tokyo's proposed Olympic Stadium which didn't quite make it among…

Toyo Ito Wins 2013 Pritzker Prize

Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013
Japanese architect Toyo Ito has been named the recipient of the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize, widely regarded as the profession's highest honor. Ito, 71, is the sixth Japanese architect to become a Pritzker Laureate – the first five being the late Kenzo Tange in 1987, Fumihiko Maki…

JAHN-Designed Japan Post Tower to Open in Tokyo

Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tokyo has a new skyscraper: the Japan Post Tower, a 38-story high-rise building designed by Helmut Jahn's Chicago firm in collaboration with Mitsubishi Jishu Sekkei, will hold its official grand opening for all commercial space Friday, March 21, 2013. The high-rise corporate headquarters was…

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