Without Thought – workshop, exhibit, box

06.11.09 § Leave a comment

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Quoted from designboom.com:

“during tokyo design week 09 designboom visited the DMN design workshop exhibition (vol.10). together with in-house designers of several companies, the japanese designer naoto fukasawa  is currently organising a series of workshops and exhibitions bearing the name ‘without thought’. the ‘BOX’ exhibition is the 10th of its kind.”

“without thought is a workshop directed by naoto fukasawa and participated in by in-house designers from DMN’s member companies. the process, in terms of time, begins with a winter camp before christmas; after seeing in the new year, meetings are held and the trial and error of ideas gets under way; finally, an exhibition showcasing the results is held; this time in the fall. something of a marathon, right? while following company routines and being up to their ears in important projects, designers participating in the workshop nevertheless put their heart and soul into it!”

MORE: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/8034/naoto-fukasawa-box-without-thought.html

Kurokawa’s Capsule Tower demolition

14.07.09 § Leave a comment

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Quoted from The New York Times:

“Yet for many of us who believe that the way we treat our cultural patrimony is a fair measure of how enlightened we are as a society, the building’s demolition would be a bitter loss. The Capsule Tower is not only gorgeous architecture; like all great buildings, it is the crystallization of a far-reaching cultural ideal. Its existence also stands as a powerful reminder of paths not taken, of the possibility of worlds shaped by different sets of values.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/07/arts/design/07capsule.html

Designboom and Treehugger also wrote articles on this:

http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/6972/new-york-times-on-the-demolition-of-kurokawas-capsule-tower.html

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/07/nagakin-capsule-tower.php?dcitc=th_rss

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