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

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