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Get a glimpse of Foster + Partner’s first major exhibition in Japan at the Mori Art Museum

Posted: Friday, January 08, 2016
To any Norman Foster fans, if you'll be in Tokyo anytime soon, head over to the Mori Art Museum to check out "Foster + Partners: Architecture, Urbanism, Innovation". As Foster + Partners' first large-scale exhibition in Japan, it spans the firm's practice over the last 50 years and features…

Sneak peek of 2016 retrospective feat. Toyo Ito, SANAA, Sou Fujimoto, and more at MoMA

Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Clean lines. Natural light. Pristine shades of white. Imagine being able to see the works of some of today's most acclaimed Japanese architects all in one space. Well, MoMA in New York is prepping for such an exhibition called "A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond" that's…

Second time’s the charm? Kengo Kuma to design new Tokyo Olympic Stadium

Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015
When the Japan Sport Council (JSC) released two shortlisted proposals for the new 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium last week, rumors speculating that Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma designed the proposals turned out to be true. The Japanese government announced today that Kengo Kuma will design the new…

Kathryn Gustafson wins 8th Obayashi Prize

Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014
Landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson of Seattle-based Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and London's Gustafson Porter recently received the eighth annual Obayashi Prize in Tokyo. Established by the Obayashi Foundation, the prize is awarded to a recipient whose work is in tune with the Foundation's mission of supporting…

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…

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