Apartments take Japan recovery to new level

IN another sign that Japan’s economic recovery is progressing — at some levels anyway — a developer has released what it says are the most expensive Tokyo apartments to hit the market since the global financial crisis. As debate rages about whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s print-and-spend policies have Japan on the path to recovery […]

High-end design in Niseko

Apex Property, a boutique Hong Kong developer founded by entrepreneurs Vicky Lam and Sylvia Tang, recently announced the launch of LOFT Niseko, an ultra-luxury development comprising four loft-style three-bedroom apartments in the top tier Japanese ski resort of Niseko. The new luxury serviced apartments will be launched on an invitation-only basis for the first season […]

The Westminster Roppongi unveiled in Tokyo

Grosvenor Asia Pacific, the regional proprietary arm of the privately owned international property investment and development group Grosvenor, recently unveiled its latest residential project The Westminster Roppongi, an award-winning luxury apartment building located adjacent to Roppongi Hills in the heart of Tokyo. The project is the first in a new portfolio of properties to fall […]

Energy and Environment Innovation Building in Tokyo, Japan

Project: EEI Building at Tokyo Institute of Technology Location: Tokyo, Japan Architecture: Yoshiharu Tsukamoto Laboratory Photography: Tomio Oohashi In the wake of Japan’s 2011 natural disaster, Tokyo Tech’s EEI Building merges technical prowess with architectural innovation, producing a hybrid power station and educational facility that could play a role in revitalising the national grid. In […]

Mita Residence by YJP Architecture and Toyoda and Associates in Tokyo, Japan

Project: Mita Residence Location: Tokyo, Japan Architecture: YJP Architecture and Toyoda and Associates Description from the architects: Mita  Residence is situated in central Tokyo on a sloped street which connects a busy commercial artery and a quiet residential area. The typical buildings along the hilly street are larger scale condominium complexes. The  challenge was to place the house […]

Australia House in Japan

Project: Australia House Architect: Andrew Burns Photographer: Brett Boardman Located in Japan’s rural Niigata Prefecture, Sydney-based architect Andrew Burns’ new Australia House is a gallery, studio and atelier built to replace the original structure of the same name, which collapsed after a powerful seismic aftershock last year. Located in Japan’s rural Niigata Prefecture, Sydney-based architect […]