Patrick Reymond, founder of Atelier Oi, relates his love for Japanese simplicity and beauty into his architectural designs. Whether experimenting with different materials, scale, landscapes, or roofs, he promotes his initiative for ingenuity with his love for Japan.
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Designing the Japan Post Tower
BY KOKI MIYACHI
@ VOL 106
ON SEP 20, 2013
Koki Miyachi, an architect, describes how he collaborated with other architects from around the world to design the new Japan Post Tower next to Tokyo station. (in Japanese with English subtitles)
This presentation was part of the PechaKucha Global Night 2013, and follows the theme of "hidden heroes."
"Presentation of the Day" on October 16, 2013.
Walking Through Japan
BY THOMAS KOEHLER
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT
ON FEB 07, 2014
Thomas Koehler, feeling devastated by the 2011 earthquake disaster, took the inititive to create his own project to raise awareness and show his love for Japan. Listen to his endearing story of his struggles and his expereinces with friendly natives as he walks from Hokkaido to Cape Sata.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 21, 2014.
Love Hotels of Japan
BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 114
ON MAY 28, 2014
Shinobu Machida, an art collector in Tokyo, shares his collection of photographs of the 'love hotels' across Japan. These photographs are especially valuable because many of these specialty hotels are being torn down in recent years. (in Japanese)
Designing Japan House London
BY HIROYUKI ISOBE
@ VOL 17
ON MAY 22, 2017
In this extra special PechaKucha given to announce the location and concept of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Hiroyuki Isobe, unveils the design for the interior of Japan House, and what a wonder it is!
Located in the heart of central London, the aim is of Japan House is to be a living window into Japan’s culture of excellence and beauty expressed through its traditions, modernity and appetite for the new.
We can't wait to visit!
An Architectural Connection: Brazil and Japan
BY PEDRO BRANCANTE
@ VOL 147
ON MAY 31, 2017
In a Embassy-wide effort to promote a "Brazilian Lifestyle" idea in Japan, and to strengthen cultural ties between the two countries, Pedro Brancante and his wonderful team has been promoting a series of cultural events - from musical concerts to graffiti interventions. He takes on a grander scale, sharing with us the amazing experiences and stories gathered from organizing four fantastical Brazilian architecture shows in Japan.