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Oversupply Hurting Tokyo’s Commercial Real Estate
Commercial
Tuesday January 17 2017

Oversupply Hurting Tokyo’s Commercial Real Estate

Commercial property prices in Tokyo, a bellwether for Japan's market, look to have peaked as the capital faces a glut of new offices even as the...

Melbourne’s Building Towers Four Times as Dense as Hong Kong’s
Urban Planning
Thursday August 4 2016

Melbourne’s Building Towers Four Times as Dense as Hong Kong’s

Thanks to inadequate regulations directing the development of high-rise buildings, Melbourne is building towers at four times the density of Hong Kong, Tokyo, and New York....

Japanese Architect Rejects Copycat Claims
Commercial
Thursday January 21 2016

Japanese Architect Rejects Copycat Claims

The Japanese architect behind the winning design of the Tokyo Olympic Stadium has hit out at claims he copied another design from the firm which had...

Is Zaha Hadid Good for Architecture?
Business
Monday August 24 2015

Is Zaha Hadid Good for Architecture?

In the world of starchitects, Zaha Hadid has few equals. Her photogenic creations have propelled her to the forefront of the pack of “global” architects, and...

What’s Next For Earthquake-Prone Cities?
Structural
Tuesday April 28 2015

What’s Next For Earthquake-Prone Cities?

It is neither practically nor economically feasible to move an entire town or city located near or on faultlines, so what is being done to protect...

Vertical Farming Taking Root in Cities
Green
Thursday February 6 2014

Vertical Farming Taking Root in Cities

Imagine stepping out of your high-rise apartment into a sunny, plant-lined corridor, biting into an apple grown in the orchard on the fourth floor as...

Zaha Hadid’s “Mothership” Stadium – Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Commercial
Thursday September 12 2013

Zaha Hadid’s “Mothership” Stadium – Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The new National Stadium of Japan by Zaha Hadid Architects will be at the heart of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Lexus’ New Retail Stores to Reinvigorate Brand
Commercial
Wednesday September 4 2013

Lexus’ New Retail Stores to Reinvigorate Brand

In a bid to reinvigorate its stifling image, Toyota Lexus is transforming its traditional car dealerships into retail stores that offer a “luxury-brand experience space.”