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Monumentality with a certain softness: Moreau Kusunoki and Genton on Powerhouse Parramatta

Monumentality with a certain softness: Moreau Kusunoki and Genton on Powerhouse Parramatta

We met the architectural design team behind Powerhouse Parramatta as they gave a talk on the milestone project at Western Sydney University.

Shining salon of distinction by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

Shining salon of distinction by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

A hair salon in the Japanese capital blends a language of metal and water in a distinctive, original design.

‘Work hard, play hard’ at Centara Grand in Osaka

‘Work hard, play hard’ at Centara Grand in Osaka

A hospitality venue in the heart of Osaka comprising four dining options – a place where nostalgic pastimes meet high-end dining.

AI, Tokyo Metabolism and the city of the future

AI, Tokyo Metabolism and the city of the future

From INDESIGN #90, the ‘Future Cities’ issue, we consider a precedent from mid-century Japan in terms of confronting crises and rapid technological change.

‘Creating a Better Tomorrow’: Gensler in Tokyo

‘Creating a Better Tomorrow’: Gensler in Tokyo

A Gensler celebration in Tokyo celebrates the practice and looks to the future of design.

W Osaka: Tadao Ando’s hometown hotel is a monolith of hidden delights

W Osaka: Tadao Ando’s hometown hotel is a monolith of hidden delights

Ando’s sleek, stark, black box rises above Osaka’s skyline and hides a treasure trove of interiors designed by Concrete.

Stylecraft brings Karimoku Case Study to Singapore

Stylecraft brings Karimoku Case Study to Singapore

Born out of admiration and love for serene beauty, material richness and timeless appeal, this contemporary lifestyle brand from Japan is now exclusively available at Stylecraft Singapore.

Australia lands its first Yayoi Kusama ‘Pumpkin’

Australia lands its first Yayoi Kusama ‘Pumpkin’

Touted as Japan’s most successful living artist, Yayoi Kusama’s famed and iconic Pumpkin sculpture has just landed in Australia, at Pt. Leo Estate Sculpture Park.

Tadao Ando and 10 years of MPavilion

Tadao Ando and 10 years of MPavilion

Marking a decade of MPavilion and Ando’s first ever Australian project, the 2023 iteration is open in Melbourne.

Koichi Takada on nature, luxury and his latest collaboration with Lexus

Koichi Takada on nature, luxury and his latest collaboration with Lexus

As LANDMARK by Lexus returns for its sixth iteration, Sydney-based Japanese architect Koichi Takada is reflecting on the place of nature in design.

Australian Pavilion set to chase the sun at Osaka Expo

Australian Pavilion set to chase the sun at Osaka Expo

Led by Buchan, the striking concept design for the Australian contribution to Expo 2025 in Osaka has been unveiled.

Koki Sugawara Architects transforms an inherited family home to meet modern needs

Koki Sugawara Architects transforms an inherited family home to meet modern needs

In Japan’s Kantō region, House For Family examples the potential of adaptive reuse for a young family.