artscape International

Craftsman, Architect, Humanist: Seiichi Shirai, Revisited

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Interview: Terrace House’s Architect and Designer Yuto Handa

An interview with Terrace House’s Yuto Handa about his life post-reality TV.

Source: Interview: Terrace House’s Architect and Designer Yuto Handa

Mundane Urban Moments Get Translated into Japanese Woodblock Illustrations – Creators

Zenjidou Yamada’s illustrations capture everyday situations in classic Japanese woodblock print style.

Source: Mundane Urban Moments Get Translated into Japanese Woodblock Illustrations – Creators

ryuji nakamura

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SUBTILITAS

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The Limits of Rationality: Impossibly Thin Table by Junya Ishigami (2006) – SOCKS

Q+A: Kengo Kuma on His Design Approach | Architect Magazine | Architects, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Sports Projects, Education, Tokyo, Japan, Kengo Kuma

“Our team looks for continuities. We do not try to battle ideas, instead believing at anywhere in the world, and at any time in history, it is possible to find continuity. Battles between history and current times are not good for creation or progress. In other words, old and new are part of a continuum. New creations always come out of continuity, out of an attitude of trying to find peace. It is not about copying the past, but about finding new ways forward while understanding past values. This is distinct from modernism, which stands in opposition to history for the most part—finding a battle with the past. This is also different from postmodernism, which simply quoted existing pieces and reassigned meaning, but was ultimately not a way forward. History and progress do not need to be mutually exclusive. It is always possible to find new things even within older principles.” -Kengo Kuma

Source: Q+A: Kengo Kuma on His Design Approach | Architect Magazine | Architects, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Sports Projects, Education, Tokyo, Japan, Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma & Associates · Iiyama Cultural Hall Nachura · Divisare

The town of Iiyama is located in Nagano prefecture, whose Japan Railway station lies on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line, which started its service in 2015. The project is a cultural complex of two halls and a community center, and we connected the spaces with an interiorized passage which we call Nakamichi.

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Kumo “雲” Chair – mitztakahashi.com

“Tokyo Storefront” illustration series on Behance

Watercolour illustration series of old Tokyo shopfronts.

Source: “Tokyo Storefront” illustration series on Behance

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