The second edition of Tokyo House Vision entitled CO-DIVIDUAL is scheduled to open on July 30. The exhibition on the future of housing in Japan will present several unedited typologies, result of the collaboration between several companies and architects.   A first preview on the upcoming exhibition shows a collaboration between Airbnb and Go Hasegawa, imagining the future…

Whilst we are developing an app about Tokyo, someone else is developing a game about Tokyo. Tokyo 42 is scheduled to be released in 2017 and is “the lovechild” of the isometric Syndicate and the pixelated first edition of Grand Theft Auto. Set in a future Tokyo, the game will see you become an assassin and uncover…

The 15th International Architecture Exhibition, curated by Alejandro Aravena and organised by La Biennale di Venezia, has opened. As anticipated, it is an edition that focuses more on the demand and process of architecture, rather than the aesthetics of its results, aiming to thematise – and eventually also shorten – the gap between architecture and the…

Frontoffice is a planning and design office based in Tokyo with a predilection for collaboration and exploration of fields outside of traditional architectural practice. Founded in 2006 by partners Koen Klinkers (NL) and Bill Galloway (CA), the group is particularly interested in using the conflicting needs of economics, sustainability, and construction to find new ways…

One month left until the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. MIRU will be there in first person to report in detail about the Japanese Pavilion, curated by Yoshiyuki Yamana (Professor at the Department of Architecture of the Tokyo University of Science). What was originally announced by The Japan Foundation as “en: beyond – SHARING”, has meanwhile…

A new museum is scheduled to open in Spring 2016 in Tokyo: ARCHI-DEPOT will be the first museum in Japan specialised in architectural models, with the aim to both exhibit and preserve the later. The facility will be located at the Warehouse Terrada, on Tennozu Isle (Shinagawa), and count a total of 116 shelves distributed on a surface of about 450 m².…

Published in conjunction with the current exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the catalogue of “A Japanese Constellation” includes essays by Terunobu Fujimori, Taro Igarashi and (the amazing) Julian Worrall. Like the exhibition, the book “focuses on the work of a small group of architects and designers influenced by and gravitating around the…

Opening on March 13 at New York’s MoMA, the exhibition A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond focuses on Toyo Ito’s influence as a mentor to a new generation of Japanese architects, including Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata, and Junya Ishigami. If you are in New York, make sure to don’t…

This coming February 16 French architect Manuel Tardits will give a lecture on Tokyo’s unique urban environment: “Tokyo under the gaze of a French architect …” Manuel Tardits, architect established for over thirty years in Japan, we will give the keys to better understand urban dynamics in Tokyo. It will help us understand why this city, so…

Kengo Kuma’s office KKAA has released a downloadable architecture map of Tokyo, which sums up and localises 43 of his projects. The small guide both features well-known buildings in central Tokyo – such as the Ginza Kabukiza (13), Sunny Hills (27) or the Akagi Jinja Shrine (33) – as well as some in the city’s immediate outskirts. Soon to be added: obviously Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic stadium. Speaking of a…