Cities: ideas and insights on the cities we live in

Kyoto: A City Growing and Learning

Kyoto, like any city that is blessed and burdened with a rich and long history, is in a constant state of re‐evaluating itself. Who am I? What do I want to be? How do I envision myself in the future? More

Community room with a view in Asakusa

Kengo Kuma’s office has recently completed a project in the Asakusa district of Tokyo that acts as a gathering space for both tourists and local people interested in the culture of this unique district. More


Part cultural exhibition, part architectural experiment, part community center, part gathering space, part public forum, part urban think tank and part traveling corporate advertising campaign. More

Japan: Tatami Space

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to visit a private home in Japan, you probably remember the scent of tatami floors. More

What’s a vertical gym?

We cannot stop the purchasing, selling, and firing of bullets. But we can create novel spaces, nurturing values such as fair play, tolerance, and civic community…” More