Ancient Japanese architecture, typified by elevated wooden structures with tiled or thatched roofs, has long inspired contemporary designers, alongside the popularity of zen Buddhism on minimalism today. Contemporary Japanese architecture combines a rich mix of these traditional design practices and western modern aesthetics, with practitioners based all over the world. Here, you’ll find the latest news and features about architecture and design in Japan, and globally. From futuristic micro-houses to expansive courtyards, Junya Ishigami to Kengo Kuma.
Travel / 2 Jan 2018
Designed by Kengo Kuma, Tokyo’s newest hotel is inspired by an immersive art exhibit
Art / 23 Nov 2017
A new Tokyo museum designed by Kume Sekkei brings us closer to the art of Yayoi Kusama
Architecture / 3 Feb 2017