A garden sanctuary in the city

Travel Dec 28, 2013

A garden sanctuary in the city

by Stephen Mansfield

There is a visible nod to tradition in the shaping and use of natural materials to finish off the exterior of International House, a Modernist building in one of the nicer residential areas of Tokyo's swank Roppongi district. A large part of the original section ...

'Junzo Sakakura in Architectural Documents'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 27, 2013

'Junzo Sakakura in Architectural Documents'

by Jordan Sievers

A renowned architect and former president of the Architectural Association of Japan, Junzo Sakakura (1901—1969), was a Tokyo Imperial University graduate who went on to become studio chief at the modern-architecture pioneer Le Corbusier's atelier in Paris. After he returned to Japan to establish his ...