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Editor’s pickToyota unveils world’s first urban incubator, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group

15-01-2020
Bjarke Ingels Group, Shizuoka, Toyota, BIG, Japan, sustainable construction, urban planning, urban mobility, urban intervention, sustainability, future cities, transportation, mobility, master plan, Fuji, Urban design

Toyota announced plans for a prototype city named “Woven City” on a 175-acre site at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan. The Toyota Woven City is conceived as “a living laboratory to test and improve mobility, autonomy, connectivity, hydrogen-powered infrastructure, and industry collaboration”. The structures will utilise …

New measures in Japan to increase certification of sustainably sourced materials

19-12-2019
Japan, certification, sustainably sourced materials, wood, forest management, FSC, PEFC, tax, law

Contemporary Japanese design made of wood has always been popular, yet the promotion of certified sustainably sourced materials seems absent, according to a report in the Japan Times FSC launched a Japan standard certification This year, however, the government introduced a new forest management law and forest tax, which it says is designed to …

Editor’s pickJapan unveils Tokyo 2020 Olympics venue inspired by Japanese architecture

30-10-2019
Japan, olympics, Kengo Kuma, timber, architecture

The Ariake Gymnastics Centre, a venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday (Oct 29) unveiled a custom-built US$188 million gymnastics venue inspired by Japanese architecture that uses wood brought from around the country. The futuristic-looking Ariake Gymnastics Centre in central Tokyo …

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