Atop a hill in the Osaka University of Arts campus, this construction seeks to meld with the topography and natural environment besides harnessing views of the landscape and city. Hence Kazuyo Sejima – founder, with Ryue Nishizawa, of the firm SANAA
Inspiration for the curving glass facade of the Louis Vuitton store in Osaka, designed by Jun Aoki & Associates and Peter Marino, came from the sails of old Japanese merchant vessels, in reference to the history of a city defined by the importanc
The miyamoto house, located in the city of Osaka, is the result of addressing a highly radical assignment: to give shelter to a family of three without resorting to the usual mechanisms of the conventional house, such as private bedrooms, wall partit
The passion of the Japanese for western fashion has contributed to the proliferation in big cities of flagship stores of luxury brands, often designed by signature firms. The headquarters of Hermès by Renzo Piano, of Prada by Herzog & de Meuron, the
El mismo año en que la dictadura militar le retiró los derechos civiles para ejercer como arquitecto en su propio país, Paulo Mendes da Rocha ganó el concurso para construir el pabellón que representaría a Brasil en la Expo de Osaka de 1970. Con un f
Un estrecho callejón entre dos edificaciones de la densa trama de Osaka se ha transformado en una pequeña plaza vertical que los vecinos disfrutan de manera espontánea.
The result of an international competition, the construction of Kansai Airport, carried out in 38 months by 6,000 workers, meant a huge challenge. It had to be raised on an artificial island (that existed only on paper during the first stages of the