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Tomohito Ushiro designs Tokyo toilet to be “a piece of public art”

January 29, 2023 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Japanese graphic designer Tomohito Ushiro has completed the Hiroo East Park toilet in central Tokyo as the latest addition to the Tokyo Toilet project. Built within the Hiroo East Park, the toilet features a large light panel that circles through 7.9 billion different light patterns, in a reference to the world’s population at the point the project

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Marc Newson unveils “trustworthy and sincere” public toilet in Tokyo

January 23, 2023 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Industrial designer Marc Newson has created a public toilet topped with a traditionally shaped copper roof in Shibuya as part of the Tokyo Toilet project. Located under a raised highway to the north of Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, Newson’s structure is the latest to be completed as part of the project that has seen toilets designed by architects including Tadao

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Sweeping facade animates manga artist’s house in Tokyo by Tan Yamanouchi & AWGL

January 22, 2023 Katie Last 0

Architecture studio Tan Yamanouchi & AWGL has created a house and studio with a curved facade for an up-and-coming manga artist in Tokyo, Japan. Named A Japanese Manga Artist’s House, the home is located on a narrow site with a rich artistic history and draws upon the storytelling aspect of manga – a type of

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Apollo Architects & Associates designs Tokyo home that blurs indoor and outdoor spaces

January 4, 2023 Jon Astbury 0

Japanese studio Apollo Architects & Associates has completed Esprit House, a home in Tokyo with a blocky concrete form elevated on piloti above a garage space. Designed for a client who works in landscaping, the three-storey dwelling was created by local practice Apollo Architects & Associates to explore the home as somewhere that is both private

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Kengo Kuma and Edition hotels create “oasis at the heart of the city” in Tokyo

December 7, 2022 Benedict Hobson 0

Hospitality brand Edition has teamed up with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma to create a luxury hotel filled with plants in the Toranomon district of Tokyo, Japan. Occupying the upper floors of a high-rise building in the Tokyo business district of Toranomon, the 206-room hotel is the first outpost in Japan for the Edition brand, which

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Bosco Sodi unveils remodelled Tokyo residence as family home and Casa Wabi extension

November 25, 2022 Monica Mendal 0

Studio Wasabi Architecture and Satoshi Kawakami Architects have created a home and artist residency in Tokyo for Mexican artist Bosco Sodi, founder of the arts foundation Casa Wabi in Mexico. Occupying a corner plot in the Sendagi district of Tokyo, Casa Nano 2.0 is a renovation of a postwar house constructed in the late 1950s. “The

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Ginza Ecological Map designed by Hakuten presents the “hidden story of Ginza”

November 8, 2022 Anna Marks 0

Design studio Hakuten has created a three-dimensional map of Ginza, Tokyo, that presents the ecology that exists in the district. The Ginza Ecological Map, which was featured in the Japanese makeup brand Shiseido’s Hakuten’s window, was designed to “carefully express the impression of the location and the history of the city, with a hidden story

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OMA reveals design for stepped shopping centre with glass facade in Tokyo

November 3, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0

Dutch studio OMA has released images of Harajuku Quest, a shopping centre with stepped terraces and a green rooftop that has begun construction in Tokyo. Designed by OMA’s New York studio and partner Shohei Shigematsu for real estate company NTT Urban Development, the building will house retail and dining spaces as well as a rooftop

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Semba Corporation creates own office interior from reclaimed materials

October 26, 2022 Jane Englefield 0

Interior construction firm Semba Corporation has renovated the interior of its headquarters in Tokyo to include reclaimed materials discarded during the demolition of other offices. The company’s redesign of its own office interior is shortlisted in the sustainable interior category for the upcoming Dezeen Awards, which will announce its winners next month. Called Semba Good

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Office M-SA organises Tokyo home around exposed concrete furniture

October 16, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

Japanese architecture studio Office M-SA has arranged a house in Akishima, Tokyo, around a series of exposed concrete elements designed as extensions of its foundations. The permanent concrete forms act as anchor points for the home’s timber-framed walls, which are designed to be easily extended or altered in the future, allowing the client to adapt

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