Unemori Architects creates “earthquake-proof” community centre in Fukushima

Architecture studio Unemori Architects has built the Sukagawa Community Center in Fukushima as part of the wider rejuvenation of the city after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake. Created in collaboration with Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm, the community...

Azabu Residence in Tokyo references mid-century American design and Brazilian modernism

Danish firm Norm Architects and Japanese studio Keiji Ashizawa Design have designed a mid-century modern-informed interior for Azabu Residence in Tokyo using muted dark tones and warm natural materials. The two studios also designed bespoke furniture for the...

Yusuke Shigeta reinvents traditional Japanese folding screen with digital animation

This one-minute video shows how artist Yusuke Shigeta has updated a traditional Japanese art form using digital modelling techniques. This animated screen, titled Folding Screen of Painted Sekigahara Landscapes, breathes life into a historical artwork. The piece...

Mounds of surplus soil form walls in Japanese house by ADX

Architect studio ADX made a feature of the soil excavated from the building site of this Minamisōma home, Soil House, created for a client who was displaced by the 2011 Japan earthquake. The owner of Soil House in Fukushima Prefecture had to move to temporary housing...