Archive for the “Architecture” category

Tadao Ando

by Jill on September 30, 2011

Despite never being formally trained Tadao Ando is one of the most distinguished contemporary Japanese architects. Ando, has created many stunning works and I had the pleasure of experiencing seven of them during my recent trip to Japan. His design (…)

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Hoto Fudo

by Jill on May 16, 2011

Takeshi Hosaka Architects created Hoto Fudo, a traditional Japanese noodle restaurant situated near the base of Mount Fuji, Japan. This cloud-like structure feels very natural in its mountain setting. Its organic shape has been designed to withstand a variety of (…)

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Global Pecha Kucha Day – Inspire Japan

by Jill on April 13, 2011

Japan is where the “PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds” was created, this show-and-tell style of event has inspired designers to meet together to share their creativity in 400 cities around the world. On April 16 you can take part (…)

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Boxhome

by Tanya on March 29, 2011

Boxhome is a project by Rintala Eggertsson Architects, based in Oslo, Norway, which aims to reduce the energy and material consumption associated with housing construction. Boxhome is a 19 square meter dwelling with four rooms covering the basic living functions: (…)

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Type of Rescue

by Jill on March 28, 2011

Character is a Finnish company who saves dismantled signage from demolition. By salvaging these letters that have graced the cityscape for years, Character gives them a new life by fixing them and replacing their old lighting with LEDs making them (…)

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