Starbucks to open high-end roastery cafe in Tokyo

Business / Corporate Feb 27, 2019

Starbucks to open high-end roastery cafe in Tokyo

Starbucks Corp. said Wednesday it is opening a four-story, high-end roastery in central Tokyo featuring a bar and lounge, its fifth such outlet worldwide. The Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo is set to open Thursday in the capital's trendy Nakameguro district. Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, well-known ...

Reconstructing the Japanese house

Lifestyle Aug 13, 2017

Reconstructing the Japanese house

by John L. Tran

After very successful runs in Rome and London, "The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945," an exhibition of maquettes, photographs, plans and drawings, is now in the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. For providing an extensive look at varied and eclectic forms that ...

First Japan House opens in Brazil

Style & Design Apr 30, 2017

First Japan House opens in Brazil

by Danielle Demetriou

London, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo. There is little at first sight that seems to unite these three cities, which are diverse in geography and climate as well as architecture, cuisine and atmosphere. Yet these metropolitan hubs will soon be connected by one unexpectedly common thread ...

Japan's architects are building a better future

Style & Design Aug 20, 2016

Japan's architects are building a better future

by Mio Yamada

Home-security AI cats; talking walls equipped with motion sensors; communal-living apartment blocks that promote harmonious relations; and outdoor living-room spaces powered by solar energy siphoned off hybrid cars — these previews of our future, currently on display at "House Vision 2," sound like science ...