Japanese architecture

How Kyoto is saving its unique townhouses

How Kyoto is saving its unique townhouses

As the ancient capital's traditional 'machiya' houses continue to disappear, a small group is trying to preserve these wooden pieces of history
Tokyo's stunning palace for the printed word

Tokyo's stunning palace for the printed word

The slick new Daikanyama T-Site complex celebrates all things analog
Sajima Club: From Formula 1 think pad to private party space

Sajima Club: From Formula 1 think pad to private party space

A night as an emperor’s neighbor needn’t break the bank for a night out
Top architect named: Tour Toyo Ito's unusual buildings

Top architect named: Tour Toyo Ito's unusual buildings

Spectacular buildings by the revered Japanese architect withstand earthquakes, defy walls and sometimes look like sponges
Where to see SANAA's Tokyo architecture

Where to see SANAA's Tokyo architecture

SANAA, the Japanese duo who just won the 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize, are most famous for their works outside Tokyo, but four of their creations are within reach of the city center
The joys of the Japanese bathroom

The joys of the Japanese bathroom

Architects Bakoko on the ingenious design of Japanese bathrooms -- talking panels and all
Living along the straight and narrow

Living along the straight and narrow

A television exposé of one of Japan's thinnest dwellings
'Tokyo Biruzingu': Pure nostalgic architecture porn

'Tokyo Biruzingu': Pure nostalgic architecture porn

A new DVD provides a visual tour of modernist Tokyo buildings that have survived earthquakes, wars and the Japanese love of 'new'
CNN's Talk Asia: Japanese architect Kengo Kuma

CNN's Talk Asia: Japanese architect Kengo Kuma

With nearly 60 projects on the go across the world, Kuma's search for perfection is all consuming
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Destination Berlin

From a casino restroom to a park in Seoul, the striking symbol of war and freedom has ended up in some strange places. November 9 is the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall