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Integration: The key ingredient of CASE-REAL

One of Tokyo’s leading architecture and design firms, Case-Real looks to integration as a key element across their practice, both in materials and environment.

Eat hot pot in the middle of a wetland

Letting the landscape take centre stage, this Hot Pot restaurant makes an impressive design statement weaving through the canopy of a wetland in Chengdu, China.

Wonderwall designs a Japanese winery ‘bunker’ inspired by winemaking

Set into a hillside in Japan, the concrete bunker aesthetic of this winery, designed by Wonderwall, belies a fastidious approach to wine-making that defines its layout.

India Mahdavi Laduree, Tokyo

India Mahdavi’s pastel-hued, otherworldly interior for Ladurée in Tokyo

Having orchestrated some of the most Instagrammed interiors around the world, India Mahdavi brings her signature aesthetic to Ladurée Aoyama.

Epic cantilevers: JINS Shanghai by Junya Ishigami

Using exaggerated concrete cantilevered shelving, this retail space in Shanghai for a Japanese eyewear brand certainly catches the eye.

Suppose Design Office’s uncharted territory

Finding a way to integrate multiple facets of the built environment, Japanese architecture firm Suppose Design Office not only creates contemporary projects but has opened a real estate agency and construction company all under one roof.

Hakui Nursery by Japanese architect Kentaro Yamazaki.

Could these be the next new masters of Japanese architecture?

Japan has produced half a dozen Pritzker Prize-winning architects. Design is in the blood. But who is the next generation of design talent from this country – we take a look at the names you should know now and enjoy the beauty of the work they’re producing.

Ginza’s New Commercial Jewel

Tokyo unveils its most anticipated architectural urban redevelopment project, Ginza Six.

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