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Paper House / SHIGERU BAN

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Shigeru Ban is a Japanese architect, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2014 and most known for his use of paper to construct his buildings. Known as the Paper House (紙の家), Ban's first paper-based construction required special building code approval and became the first project that used paper as...

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Shōji Kekkai An / TOSHI YUKIKITA

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As a memory and reminder for the Japanese Tatami soul and culture, built using only natural materials, this 3 and a half tatami-sized space “Shouji Kekkai An” can be put together and taken apart for easy assembly and stow away, a perfect atomosphere for a tea cermony, or as a...

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The Breath of Clay: The Life of Koichiro Isezaki's Contemporary Bizen

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Wander from Within / ADRIAN CHENG X SHIGERU UCHIDA

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Adrian Cheng and Shigeru Uchida. Exhibition 'Wander from within'. (2018) Inheriting the spirit of mindfulness and Japanese tea culture, Shigeru Uchida designed three tea houses, each bearing a different structural form. Built from bamboo with a Japanese paper lining, the small-scale rooms can be dismantled and re-assembled in different locations....

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Water Drops / KIM TSCHANG-YEUL

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Glistening in light, the pearl-like, bright water drops look so surprisingly real as if they might drop from the canvas at any minute. For more than 40 years, artist Kim Tschang-yeul has persistently painted only one thing, water drops. Though it is hard to comprehend at first glance why the...

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Wasara Disposable Tableware

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"Elegant and flowing form that fits straight into one’s hands, texture like handmade Japanese paper, subtle shading, and the beautiful image of the dishes stacked on top of each other. We place great importance on the touch of the tableware and the feeling when you bring it to your mouth....

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