The Okazaki building is a rainbow of colour

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Thursday 30 January 2014

Sick of the plain brick apartment block you’re living in? Move to Japan! Located in Nagoya, the Okazaki Building, as it’s called stands as a ‘bold, beacon of colour,’ bringing vibrancy to a neighborhood trapped in dreary greys. This building was designed by Ciel Rouge Creation, an architectural firm based in Tokyo, Paris and Marseille.

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These five Japanese houses will keep you fit

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Architecture on Thursday 15 November 2012

In general, the Japanese are a pretty healthy people. But besides eating healthy, some Japanese intertwine exercise with architecture. These five Japanese houses are designed to make exercise unavoidable for their inhabitants. One house has a built-in rock climbing wall, another features a mini-golf course, and another house has floor-to-ceiling sliding poles and undulating concrete floors. If you’re ever a guest in one of these houses, be prepared to break a sweat.

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Futuristic architecture of Alain Demarquette

Anthony le Bourlier Reader Find

By Anthony le Bourlier in Architecture on Friday 2 September 2011

Alain Demarquette is just amazing. His ideas about lines and shapes are totally what I love and he’s addicted to Berlin and Japanese contemporary architecture. His view is a long-term point of view: how people will interact with our XX and XXI century creations?

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