Julian Worrall

Julian Worrall is an Australian architect and writer based in Tokyo since 2000. He is Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Studies at Waseda University’s Institute for Advanced Study, and runs the research-based design practice LLLABO, dedicated to “distilling the logic and magic of the Asian metropolis.”

For Julian Worrall's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Le Corbusier's Japanese ghost lives on in Ueno

| Jan 20, 2016

Le Corbusier's Japanese ghost lives on in Ueno

The Swiss-French architect and artist Charles Eduoard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier, was by any measure one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century. A torchbearer of architectural modernism in Paris in the 1920s, growing to become a figure of global stature ...

Japan's fertile architectural evolution

Jan 30, 2015

Japan's fertile architectural evolution

Today, Japanese contemporary architecture enjoys an outstanding international reputation, but the story of its emergence to a position of such accomplishment and acclaim has not yet been told comprehensively. A pair of exhibitions at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa presents a ...

Checking in on Tokyo hotels old and new

| Aug 29, 2014

Checking in on Tokyo hotels old and new

The news that the Hotel Okura in Tokyo will be redeveloped in time for the 2020 Olympics has been greeted with dismay by surprisingly far-flung and influential group of admirers — an indication of the status of clientele that has patronized the hotel since it ...

Venice Biennale lays down the past

Jun 16, 2014

Venice Biennale lays down the past

The Venice Architecture Biennale, first staged in 1980 and recurring every two years, has grown to become the world’s largest and most influential gathering of architectural thought leaders. The event has come to be seen as providing a global snapshot of contemporary practice and ...

Kenzo Tange centennial celebrations

| Jul 29, 2013

Kenzo Tange centennial celebrations

Kenzo Tange, one of the most significant Japanese architect of the 20th century, was born 100 years ago this year. Tange spent much of his childhood in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, on the Seto Inland Sea, and all of the most significant of his early ...