December 30, 2022

Lush Roof at Japan’s Dazaifu Tenmangu Is Inspired by the Legend of the “Flying Plum Tree”

For the first time in over 120 years, the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Japan is being renovated. Over the course of three years, this important cultural monument will undergo critical maintenance and reconstruction. And so, Sou Fujimoto Architects were charged with creating a temporary hall that will welcome visitors during this time.

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December 25, 2022

Cafe Is a “Staircase to the Sky” To Enjoy Japan’s Beautiful Tottori Sand Dunes

Architecture firm Kengo Kuma and Associates (KKAA) has designed a cafe and observation tower to overlook the Tottori Sand Dunes. Located in Japan, these dunes stretch for nine miles and provide inspiration for the structure. Described by the firm as a “staircase to the sky,” the Tottori Takahama Café is a hybrid structure made from cross-laminated timber and reinforced concrete. The final effect is a sleek, modern design that also blends into its natural surroundings.

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December 23, 2022

Monumental Waves of Flowing Rattan Transform an Art Gallery in Thailand

Challenged by a private art collector to upgrade the art displays in his gallery, Enter Projects Asia has created a dynamic, fluid space using rattan. The Thai firm is known for its use of this local, sustainable material that grows in abundance. And in order to transform the Chiang Mai gallery as the owner requested, the studio created a warm, immersive experience that is quite different than a typical white box gallery.

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December 9, 2022

Turtle-Shaped Yacht Is a Supersized Floating City That Houses 60,000 People

Italian designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini is back with another incredible yacht concept. After his swan-shaped superyacht, Lazzarini has taken things up a notch with a turtle-shaped floating city that he describes as a terayacht. Called Pangeos, this itinerant floating city can house up to 60,000 people at sea and includes multiple commercial and entertainment spaces.

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