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【ADF Web Magazine】Kuwaiti Architecture Office STUDIO TOGGLE Named “Best Young Architecture Office in the World”

Kuwaiti architecture firm Studio Toggle has won a big prize at the prestigious A+ International Architecture Awards, presented by the well-known magazine Architizer. The practise, led by architects Hend Almatrouk and Gijo Paul George, won the coveted Popular Choice Award in the Best Young Practise category, beating out four other finalists from the United Kingdom and China, who were selected from more than 5,000 nominations from over 100 countries.


"Tabiico" published in the August issue of Discover Japan

The article about "Tabiico," a tourist search site created by NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF), has been published in the August 2022 issue of the monthly magazine "Discover Japan".


Art Gallery / Museum Information-Recommended Exhibition in July 2022

We present to you the Art Galleries and Museums Exhibitions in July 2022. In addition to the calendar of events, we provide detailed information, for example, about the exhibited works. Up-to-date information on opening hours can be found on the websites of each museum before you visit them.


【ADF Web Magazine】Wave One by FAAB Architectura, Sopot, Poland

Wave One is located 400 meters from the Baltic Sea in a historically famous spa. The concept derives from the complexity of the sea waves and the local tradition of carved ornamental details on the facade elements. Based on this, the architects have developed a site concept consisting of five interconnected buildings reminiscent of waves.


Monthly publication, the ‘ASA Journal’ with the latest information on Thai architecture

Founded in 1934, the Association of Siamese Architects Nationals has about 3,000 members, including registered architects working in Thailand, Thai architects working abroad, architecture graduates, architecture students, architecture teachers, and retired architects. The community consists of about 3,000 members. The ASA Crew Journal was launched with the goal of creating an interesting and engaging portrait of architects that gives a sense of how these architects "think," "see," and "work."


ASA Experimental Design Competition 2022 “The Everyday Heritage”, Winners Announced

The ASA Experimental Design Competition 2022 has announced the winners. This award, sponsored by the Thai Institute of Architects (ASA), called for ideas that focus on the practical use of space and awarded the submissions to various coworking spaces. The non-profit organization Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) co-sponsored this award as a partner in 2022.


Art Gallery / Museum Information-Recommended Exhibition in May 2022

We present to you the Art Galleries and Museums Exhibitions in May 2022. In addition to the calendar of events, we provide detailed information, for example, about the exhibited works. Up-to-date information on opening hours can be found on the websites of each museum before you visit them.


【ADF Web Magazine】New River Train Observation Tower For a Low-Carbon Future

The award-winning observation tower, designed by Virginia Tech students and faculty, combines cutting-edge wood science with innovative off-site assembly methods. The recently completed project in rural Virginia demonstrates a unique approach to low-carbon design and construction through the use of the university's own interdisciplinary research.


【ADF Web Magazine】Jiangmen, China Timber Bridge in Gulou Waterfront

The "corridor space" designed by LUO Studio is located in a resort area in Jiangmen. The building was constructed on a wooden bridge as a "closed" corridor space, which is different from other bridges. The studio researches and designs wooden buildings using prefabricated structures of steel frames and wood, and uses natural materials in architecture. In addition, the studio works with a focus on making connections to traditional oriental wooden architecture, using local techniques. Enjoy the space on the bridge, which has become a warm place, with photos of this place.


【ADF Web Magazine】The fate of Nakagin Capsule Tower

Architect and researcher Matteo Belfiore has written an article about the famous building, the Nakagin Capsule Tower. The Nakagin Capsule Tower Building was designed by renowned architect Kisho Kurokawa and completed in 1972. Although a conservation campaign for this building was underway, it was decided to demolish it. Along with this hotel, which is said to be a fascinating example of the retrofuturism proposed by Metabolism, the author also explains the concepts that have shaped Japanese architecture.


【ADF Web Magazine】World Architecture Community Launches WA Jobs

World Architecture Community, a truly global and diverse community, has launched the World Architecture Jobs (WA Jobs). The WA Jobs is a new service that brings job seekers and employers together in a stand-alone jobs section.



In a contribution by Lebanese architect Nader Sammouri, he raises the question of why industrial, material-like textures beyond structure are accepted in design.
Using examples such as Kyoto's Kiyamachi Street, bamboo and Igusa (藺草), this article focuses on "texture" and invites us to explore the depth of tactile sensation.


【ADF Web Magazine】Wastes, from problem to resource

Architect and researcher Matteo Belfiore has been nominated as "Testimonial of Italian Design in Tokyo" on the occasion of Italian Design Day 2022, which is themed "Re-Generation". Design and new technologies for a sustainable future". He focuses on the reprocessing of waste, including the fundamental idea of reuse rooted in Japanese culture and the coexistence of design and nature, which have been linked for thousands of years.


【ADF Web Magazine】New Mixed-use Building: Balmoralin” Rises as a Testimony to Montreal’s Creative Economy

The Îlot Balmoral, a 13-story mixed-use office building commissioned by the Société d'Habitation de Montréal (SHDM), is a testament to Montréal's creative economy.


【ADF Web Magazine】Playful cosmic colours of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Canada Imaginaire

Montreal's first gaming arcade was designed by Canadian architectural firm Perron and features unique and colourful stores. Divided into thematic areas, it creates a worldview that combines reality and illusion with the groundbreaking wooden architecture connected by exciting routes.


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