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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…

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…

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…

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…

Zaha Hadid Wins New National Stadium Japan Competition

Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Zaha Hadid just scored again. Only two weeks ago, we reported on the eleven finalist in the international design competition for the New National Stadium Japan in Tokyo, and now today it has been announced that the entry by Zaha Hadid Architects was selected as…

Kazuyo Sejima Selects Chinese Architecture Protégé in Rolex Mentoring Program

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
SANAA partner Kazuyo Sejima has selected Chinese architect Yang Zhao as her protégé for a year of creative collaboration as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. This is the first year that architecture has been included as a discipline in the program…

New National Stadium Japan Competition Unveils 11 Finalists

Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Eleven finalists have been announced today in the international design competition for the New National Stadium Japan, including design heavy hitters like Zaha Hadid Architects, SANAA, UNStudio, and Toyo Ito. The finalists, announced by the Japan Sport Council (JSC) and jury chair Tadao Ando, were selected from 46…

Japan Art Association Honors Toyo Ito with 2010 Praemium Imperiale Prize

Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Today, the Japan Art Association named the 2010 Praemium Imperiale Laureates. The winners of this year's prestigious Praemium Imperiale arts awards are Toyo Ito (Architecture, Japan) , Sophia Loren (Theater/Film, Italy), Enrico Castellani (Painting, Italy), Rebecca Horn (Sculpture, Germany), and Maurizio Pollini (Music, Italy).

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