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Toyo Ito designs trio of mushroom-like public toilets in Tokyo

July 21, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Yoyogi-Hachiman Tokyo toilet by Toyo Ito

Pritzker Architecture Prize-winner Toyo Ito has created a public toilet within three mushroom-shaped blocks as his contribution to the Tokyo Toilet project. Ito’s distinctive toilet was built to replace a previous toilet block at the bottom of a flight of steps leading up to the Yoyogi Hachimangu shrine in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. The Japanese architect broke his

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Architects reflect on Tōhoku earthquake community centres ten years on

March 26, 2021 India Block 0

The architects behind 16 disaster relief shelters built following the Tōhoku earthquake as part of Toyo Ito’s Home-for-All project have shared their thoughts on the buildings that are still in use as community centres. Home-for-All saw projects realised in Japan to provide respite for people affected by the disaster and to aid long-term community rebuilding efforts. The volunteer-run

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Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima and Sou Fujimoto donate works to auction for disaster-relief charity Home for All

October 31, 2018 Augusta Pownall 0

Leading Japanese architects have offered up drawings, models and other original works to raise funds for Home for All, the non-profit organisation set up by Toyo Ito following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Sou Fujimoto, Kazuyo Sejima, Junja Ishigami and Fumihiko Maki are among the architects that have donated items to be auctioned online. The auction site launched on the final

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