Acknowledgements. Introduction. EAT. Introduction. Soho?s Omotesando by Yuji Hirata. Hoya Hoya by Yusaku Kaneshiro. Renma Shibuya by Noriyoshi Muramatsu. Oto Oto by Ryu Kosaku. Shinobutei Izumi by Noritsugu Sasamori. Seiryumon Ueno by en-ma. J-POP Cafe Odaiba by Katunori Suzuki. SHOP. Introduction. APC Underground by Laurent Deroo. Y?s Roppongi Hills by Ron Arad. Louis Vuitton Roppongi Hills by Jun Aoki. Miss Sixty Meijidori by Studio 63. Q Flagship Ebisu-nishi by Masamichi Katayama. United Bamboo by Vito Acconci. WORK. Introduction. Beacon Communications Office by Klein Dytham Architecture. Shu Uemura Atelier by CRC. Trans Building Office and Gallery by Yukiharu Takematsu + EPA. Ogilvy & Mather Japan by Masamichi Katayama. Sony Showroom & Qualia Tokyo by CURIOSITY. DWELL Introduction. Natural Ellipse by Masaki Endo. Plastic House by Kengo Kuma. Natural Illuminance by Masaki Endo. Drawer House by Ooki Sato. K House by Shinichi Ogawa. Cell Brick by Yasuhiro Yamashita. SAK by Toshiaki Ishida. RELAX. Introduction. Baisouin Temple by Kengo Kuma. Lounge NEO by Haruo Taguchi. FIORIA aria blu by Tsutomu Kobayashi. Avalon by Katsunori Suzuki. Mars the Salon by CURIOSITY. Tokyo by Area. Listings. Bibliography.
Masaaki Takahashi was educated in Tokyo, Berlin, London and New York where he studied literature, fine art and interior design. He is now an independent writer and editor, based in Tokyo. Takahashi writes on design, architecture and culture for Japanese and European publications. These include Architectural Design, Blueprint, Design Report, FRAME, Shoten-Kenchiku and I'm Home.
??has a number of welcome additional features which will be especially useful to those who want to see the projects for themselves.? (Architectural Design, Vol.75, No.1, January/February 2005)