architecture

Amazing-looking library in Tianjin has us wanting to visit even if we can’t read anything【Video】

New home for books looks like something out of an awesome science fiction movie.

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No, it’s not CG. This crazy, fantasy anime-style tower really does exist in Japan

It’s called the PL Tower, but that doesn’t stand for “pretty ludicrous.”

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Tokyo’s famous giant Golden Poo disappears from view, but is it gone for good?

Some would be glad to see the Asakusa landmark go, but others dread the idea of a unique aspect of local architecture being wiped away.

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Mujirushi’s Japanese micro-houses are finally on sale to the general public!

Previously only available to other businesses, the tiny homes can now be purchased by anyone.

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Prefectural capital building in Japan has a moat, ready for mobs of invaders or zombies

Awesomely-defensible Fukui Prefectural headquarters is built on castle grounds.

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Take one last look at the classic architecture of Nara Juvenile Prison【Photos】

This stunning work of century-old architecture has given its last tour allowing people access to never-before-seen parts of the facility.

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Crazy Tokyo university stairway looks like a real-world graphics glitch

The University of Tokyo is a difficult school to get into, and also around, it seems.

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Bright, fresh, breezy, and nowhere safe to pick your nose or scratch your arse?

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Tiny house by Muji finally goes on sale in Japan

The long-awaited release of the Muji Hut has finally arrived, and the first lots for sale come complete with a garden.

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Tiny house in Japanese woods is the getaway we’d love to escape to【Video】

getaway home becomes a family home, with a young father who says his ties to family are stronger thanks to downsized living.

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We visit the breathtaking “House of Light” in the Japanese countryside

With an “Outside-in” room and a bath lit by fibre optics, this is one of Japan’s most unique places to stay.

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Tomaya: The old Japanese inn that only accepts reservations by post

The mysterious guesthouse is so unique it has a slew of repeat guests who have fallen in love with its rustic charms.

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Japanese company iJet 3-D prints Tokyo in 100 little pieces for Kickstarter campaign

Ever wanted to own a piece of Tokyo real estate? Now a tiny piece of the megalopolis can be yours, thanks to this Japanese company.

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Tiny houses are back and more versatile than ever with Yadokari and Enjoyworks’ Skeleton Huts!

Would you like your new tiny house in Small or Large?

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Yamaha gives us a glimpse into the future of transport with two awesome new mobility vehicles

A boat-inspired vehicle and a three-wheeler with built-in protection from the elements have been created in conjunction with a respected Japanese architect.

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Japanese family lives and works in a milk carton house in Hiroshima

Forget the little old lady who lived in a shoe; there’s a Japanese family who lives in a milk carton.

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Rare photos from inside North Korea’s mysterious buildings

Kim Jong Suk Creche, Pyongyang Oliver Wainwright

For 10 days, architect, photographer, and architecture and design critic for The Guardian, Oliver Wainwright, traveled to Pyongyang, North Korea where he got tours inside buildings, with permission to photograph.

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Look for one of the weirdest looking buildings in Tokyo to find some very delicious pineapple cake

You would never be able to guess it’s a pastry shop from the outside.

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New Tokyo Olympic stadium architect responds to accusations of plagiarism

It seems controversy over the new National Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics isn’t over yet.

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Japanese architect turns eight one-room apartments into quirky Cubism-inspired family home【Video】

Built with wooden frames and light materials, the majority of Japanese homes are torn down and rebuilt from scratch once they begin to age. But one architect in Chiba had a slightly different idea…

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