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Field study centre in Tone-gun, Japan, by Sakakura AssociatesSubscription

By Peter Davey

From AR February 1988: The Nakano Village draws upon both Japanese reverence for nature and a Modernist tradition of building into the landscape   

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Inside outing: Inverted House, Japan, by Oslo School of Architecture and Design + Kengo KumaSubscription

By Danielle Demetriou

AR House Highly Commended: Inverted House subverts conventional ideas about houses by embracing rather than sheltering from the elements

AR House


Making waves: Bath House in Gunma by Kubo Tsushima Subscription


AR_EA 2016 Finalist: Bringing an ancient tradition into the modern world




Shigeru Ban (1957- )Subscription


Winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize Shigeru Ban became known as the sustainable paper architect but behind the cardboard aesthetics lie deep humanitarianism and high-tech aspirations

Shigeru Ban

Ryue Nishizawa, left, and Kazuyo Sejima have won this year’s Pritzker Prize – the third duo in history to have done so

Ellis Island, New York, USA – Masters of simplicity SANAA win the Pritzker PrizeSubscription


Less is more? Or less is less? Does the minimalist aesthetic of Pritzker-winners SANAA make great architecture