Tag: Japan

  • Cycle city-ing?

    The WCC’s recent embellishing of our streets converting signposts into cycling hitching posts has prompted me to wonder what a city might be like if it was truely cycling-centric.

  • New Visions needed

    Now more than ever is the time to be thinking of fresh ideas. With Christchurch EQ version 1.0 and version 2.0 being totally eclipsed by events in Japan (Tsunami 9.0), it’s clear that some fresh thinking is due in the battle for sustainable buildings. Gerry Brownlee put his best foot forward (or, in his mouth)…

  • Yamamoto architecture

    Victoria University School of Architecture & Design extends an invitation to hear award winning Japanese architect Riken Yamamoto speak on a selection of his work for one day only: Saturday 4 July, LT1, 1.30-2.30, $10 – cheap at twice the price!!

  • The Flickr Travelogues – architectural eye-candy from Osaka

    Welcome to Ando-ville – I’m sure there must be worse places in the world to live if volumetric formalism and concrete minimalism is your thing… There are, of course, other architectural firms at work in Osaka, but an Ando building just makes such a fine photograph. A series of images selected from a  Flickr keyword search: architecture/Osaka…