Tag - architect



Japan Times
Oct 26, 2019
Mieko Watanabe is ready for any challenge
Architectural designer Mieko Watanabe on how she designs an inviting hotel space, the challenges of owning her own firm and how everyone can be a little more eco-friendly at home.
Japan Times
Sep 28, 2016
New Swiss projects get Japanese architectural touch
In contrast to the familiar images of cows grazing in the picturesque Alps, Switzerland is a country also known for its technological innovations, in particular in civil engineering.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jul 30, 2016
New inn style: Tokyo's first luxury ryokan
There are seasonal ikebana arrangements, tatami-mat flooring, kimono-style outfits for guests and a steaming hot onsen spring water bath.
Japan Times
Dec 2, 2014
Architect building 'infrastructure-free' homes for poor Kenyans
A Japanese architect is promoting construction of "infrastructure-free" homes for people in a Nairobi slum.
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2014
Pritzker-winning architect Ban sticks to disaster areas
Architect Shigeru Ban has formally accepted the 2014 Pritzker Prize with a vow to continue supporting people in stricken areas around the world, saying building designers have a responsibility to people caught up in disasters.
Japan Times
Oct 23, 2013
New Tokyo stadium for 2020 Olympics could cost up to ¥300 billion
Construction of Tokyo's new National Stadium for the 2020 Summer Olympics could cost up to ¥300 billion, Olympics minister Hakubun Shimomura said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Oct 17, 2013
Critics say Olympic stadium is too big
A famed Japanese architect's criticism of the futuristic-looking national stadium planned for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is being shared by an increasing number of people who say it's too big and doesn't match the surrounding environment.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2013
Japanese architect Fujimoto designs Serpentine's 2013 summer pavilion
A dense white grid made up of 27,000 elements has just gone up in London's Kensington Gardens: It's the Serpentine Gallery's 2013 summer pavilion, designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto.
Japan Times
Apr 7, 2013
Shigeru Ban: 'People's architect' combines permanence and paper
Generally speaking, an architect's style is defined by particular forms or shapes. There's Frank Lloyd Wright's prominent horizontal lines, for instance; Le Corbusier's simple white boxes; or, more recently, the deliberately abstract masses of Frank Gehry — of Guggenheim Bilbao fame.


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