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Flooat creates “fluctuating landscape” inside publishing office near Tokyo

October 24, 2021 Natasha Levy 0
Interiors of Kadokawa office in Tokorozawa

Design studio Flooat has used elevated work areas, structural columns and chunky plinths to simulate natural topography inside the offices of book publisher Kadokawa in Japan. The 9,000-square-metre workspace, dubbed Kadokawa Tokorozawa Campus, is situated just north of Tokyo in the city of Tokorozawa. Local studio Flooat was tasked with designing its spacious interior and decided

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Snøhetta organises Pangaea co-working space in Tokyo around “super furniture”

September 30, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Wooden super furniture in Pangaea co-working by Snøhetta for Digital Garage

Huge ribbons of wood provide desk surfaces in this co-working space in Tokyo, created by architecture firm Snøhetta for Japanese tech company Digital Garage. Snøhetta developed both the interior design and the visual identity for Digital Garage’s new co-working brand, Pangaea. The company plans to open workspaces in its various office locations around the world.

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Nikken Sekkei’s Ariake Gymnastics Centre celebrates timber construction

September 22, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
Ariake Gymnastics Centre by Nikken Sekke

One of the largest timber-framed roofs in the world spans 90 metres over the arena of the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo, designed by Japanese practice Nikken Sekkei for the delayed 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The structure, located a short distance from Tokyo’s centre in Koto City, was originally unveiled in 2019 and has been

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Kiyoaki Takeda designs Tsuruoka House to accommodate both people and plants

August 30, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Tsuruoka House in Tokyo by Kiyoaki Takeda Architects

Japanese studio Kiyoaki Takeda Architects has completed a plant-covered house in Tokyo featuring vaulted slabs filled with soil for growing plants. Kiyoaki Takeda, founder of Kiyoaki Takeda Architects, designed the Tsuruoka House after reading an article in the scientific journal Nature explaining that the mass of human-made objects had now exceeded that of all living biomass.

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Kazoo Sato designs hemispherical public toilet for Tokyo

August 29, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Tokyo Toilet by Kazoo Sato

Designer Kazoo Sato has created a public toilet that uses voice commands to control functions including the door, toilet flush, taps and ambient music as part of the Tokyo Toilet project. Situated in Nanago Dori Park in the heart of Tokyo’s Shibuya financial district, the design of the hemispherical toilet was led by TBWA\HAKUHODO advertising

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Anti-microbial ceramic surfaces by Fiandre Architectural Surfaces used across Tokyo office interior

August 20, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Fiandre Architectural Surfaces Urban acri

Dezeen promotion: Matteo Belfiore Architecture and Shukoh have used anti-microbial ceramic surfaces by Fiandre Architectural Surfaces across the interior of a new headquarters for a cyber company in Tokyo, Japan. Fiandre Architectural Surfaces is an Italian surface manufacturer that specialises in creating ceramic surfaces for use in architecture projects. Matteo Belfiore Architecture and Shukoh used

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Kashiwa Sato creates “pure white toilet” in Tokyo

August 3, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Ebisu Station Tokyo Toilet by Kashiwa Sato

Graphic designer Kashiwa Sato has built a public toilet wrapped in white aluminium louvres alongside Ebisu station in central Tokyo, Japan. Built as the latest addition to the Tokyo Toilet project, which will see 17 facilities designed by leading architects and designers built in the city, Sato’s block stands outside a busy station. Sato, who

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Not Architects Studio encloses terraces with metal mesh at Weather House

July 31, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A house covered in metal mesh

Screens made from metal mesh wrap around two sides of this house in Tokyo, Japan. Weather House was designed by Not Architects Studio for a corner site in Tokyo’s Shinagawa district. The plot is situated between a large park in front and a smaller park to the side, which are connected by a walkway that

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Kengo Kuma’s Japan National Stadium is the centrepiece of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

July 28, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
The wooden exterior of Japan National Stadium

Cedar panels clad the eaves of the 68,000-seat Japan National Stadium, which Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates designed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The structure in Tokyo’s Meiji-Jingu Park by Kengo Kuma and Associates with Taisei Corporation and Azusa Sekkei Co hosted the games’ opening ceremony last week and is set to host the track and field

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Kengo Kuma’s Japan National Stadium is the centrepiece of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

July 28, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
The wooden exterior of Japan National Stadium

Cedar panels clad the eaves of the 68,000-seat Japan National Stadium, which Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates designed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The structure in Tokyo’s Meiji-Jingu Park by Kengo Kuma and Associates with Taisei Corporation and Azusa Sekkei Co hosted the games’ opening ceremony last week and is set to host the track and field

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