Diagrammatic paintings by Japanese architect Shusaku Arakawa go on show in New York

March 7, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Arakawa Diagrams of the Imagination at Gagosian Gallery New York

An exhibition featuring the painterly, diagrammatic drawings by Japanese architect and artist Shusaku Arakawa has opened at the Gagosian Gallery in New York. Diagrams for the Imagination showcases the paintings Arakawa created while working as an artist in New York City between 1965 and 1984 – predating his architectural career. Ealan Wingate, the director of Gagosian

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Dong-Ping Wong and Virgil Abloh design a city in 15 minutes

March 1, 2019 Amy Frearson 0
City by Dong-Ping Wong and Virgil Abloh

Architect Dong-Ping Wong and fashion designer Virgil Abloh have produced a sketch design for a city during a 15-minute video call live on stage in Cape Town. Wong, founding director of architecture studio Food New York, called Abloh during his presentation at the Design Indaba conference, in front of an audience of 3,000 people. With

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Joel Simon’s Evolving Floor Plans project optimises building layouts

January 3, 2019 Amy Frearson 0
Evolving Floor Plans by Joel Simon

A generative design algorithm devised by researcher Joel Simon could be used to make floor plans more efficient. Simon – who until recently was a lab member at Rockefeller University in New York, studying biophysics – developed the methodology for an experimental research project he calls Evolving Floor Plans. His algorithm transforms a standard floor plan, to minimise

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RIBA reveals “talents to watch” in student winners of President’s Medals 2018

December 5, 2018 India Block 0

The RIBA has announced the student winners of this year’s President’s Medals, with projects including a Bladerunner-esque hotel and a community of Icelandic pipe-hackers. The Royal Institute of British Architects’ President’s Medals, which began in 1836, are the longest-running prizes awarded by the organisation. This year they were awarded to seven students, studying at the Bartlett School

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Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima and Sou Fujimoto donate works to auction for disaster-relief charity Home for All

October 31, 2018 Augusta Pownall 0

Leading Japanese architects have offered up drawings, models and other original works to raise funds for Home for All, the non-profit organisation set up by Toyo Ito following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Sou Fujimoto, Kazuyo Sejima, Junja Ishigami and Fumihiko Maki are among the architects that have donated items to be auctioned online. The auction site launched on the final

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RIBA announces student winners of President’s Medals 2017

December 6, 2017 India Block 0

A novel response to London’s housing crisis and a study of the stark living quarters of Welsh quarrymen in the 1800s were just two of the student projects recognised by this year’s RIBA President’s Medals. The seven student winners received their awards at a ceremony hosted by the Royal Institute of British Architects in central

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Toto presents the work of Japanese architects and students

September 18, 2017 Gunseli Yalcinkaya 0

Dezeen promotion: Japanese bathroom brand Toto is hosting an exhibition in London, exploring how European study has affected the work of 20 Japanese architects and architecture students. Called Toshindai: Life-sized, the exhibition is curated by Japanese Junction, a group of Japanese architects based in London. It takes place at Toto’s London showroom from 20 September to

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Toto presents the work of Japanese architects and students

September 18, 2017 Gunseli Yalcinkaya 0

Dezeen promotion: Japanese bathroom brand Toto is hosting an exhibition in London, exploring how European study has affected the work of 20 Japanese architects and architecture students. Called Toshindai: Life-sized, the exhibition is curated by Japanese Junction, a group of Japanese architects based in London. It takes place at Toto’s London showroom from 20 September to

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Anime Architecture exhibition showcases the fictional worlds created for Japan’s animated movies

August 1, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

The highly detailed drawings used to create the backdrops of animated Japanese movies like Ghost in the Shell are the focus of a new exhibition in London. Currently on show at House of Illustration, Anime Architecture pays tribute to the artists and designers behind some of the best-loved anime films, from Akira to Patlabor: The Movie, and Metropolis. These creative

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