Toyo Ito-Forces of Nature cover

LLLABO's Julian Worrall has contributed an interview and critical essay to Toyo Ito: Forces of Nature, a new monograph on the recent work and thought of Toyo Ito published by Princeton Architectural Press. Edited by Jessie Turnbull and with additional commentary by Stan ...Read More

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Chim↑Pom are a provocative young art unit based in Tokyo that has been blazing a trail of performance-based activist art since 2006. Iconoclastic and irreverent, yet consciously channeling the ideas of 1960s insurgent art practices such as Hi Red Center ...Read More

Patterns and Layers visual

Japanese visual culture has been characterised with the labels "depthless" and "superflat", suggesting a sensitivity to two-dimensional constructs such as shape and figure.  How might this sensibility translate to the spatial world of architecture?  Via an updated deployment of patterns ...Read More

Detail from Takashi Imura's "Karakurin" at Ogijima

Japan today is seen as a rich country in slow decline, in stark contrast to China, a poor country undergoing full-throttle growth. China has this week passed Japan as the world's second largest economy, as measured by total GDP. But ...Read More