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Saya Takahashi

Architect, Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo

Wonderful Worlds of 'What If...?'

PRESENTED ON JUL 30, 2014
IN TOKYO @ VOL 116

Architect Saya Takahashi speaks about her love for the internationally famous Japanese manga and anime cyborg-cat Doraemon. She discusses the character's many magical and futuristic tools, such as the "What If Box" which creates alternate dimensions according to the user's curiosity. Saya tells us that Doraemon inspired her architectural career as well, encouraging her to question the way the world is, and change it for the better.

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Inspire Japan Update

BY JEAN SNOW
@ VOL 82 ON MAY 25, 2011

We take a look at what the Inspire Japan events have meant so far for reconstruction efforts in Japan, what we've accomplished so far (with 48 cities reporting, we've raised over $70,000), and what's next. We also invite you to continue to support our efforts by donating on the Inspire Japan site, or by pre-buying the Inspire Japan ebook.
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Arquikids: Japanese vs. Catalan Architecture

BY SOLANGE ESPOILLE
IN BARCELONA

Japanese architecture versus Catalan architecture through the eyes of children.

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Design for Social Innovation

BY YUNO AKASAKA + HINAKO ADACHI
@ VOL 84 ON JUL 27, 2011

A presentation about reconstruction following the Tohoku earthquake. For more details on PechaKucha's reconstruction efforts, please see our Inspire Japan site.

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Design for Social Innovation

BY SAKI IKEDA
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

This presentation reveals what art students and design can do for Tohoku reconstruction. The project lasted 8 months, and had the goal of bringing more people to the Tohoku area, and to also motivate local residents through art. (in Japanese)

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What Is Architecture?

BY ANDREW MAKIN
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 12, 2014

What is architecture? What is a masterpiece of architecture today? Andrew Makin shares a philosophycal view of what architecture is: when architecture is from and on place like children and parents type of connection; when it is engaged in the intellectual discourse of its time; and it provokes visceral experiences in us.

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Beyond 140 Characters

BY CIPLUK CARLITA
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 10, 2015

Speaker Cipluk Carlita discusses what a mere 140 characters can do to bring people together.

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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!

 

 

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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.

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Twitter in 140 characters

BY ADAM ESPOSITO
@ VOL 148 ON JUN 22, 2017

Designer Adam Esposito describes the process and design of creating Twitter's new home in Tokyo. An expression of the modern and traditional sides of Japanese culture.