Tag: KDa

  • Picchio Visitors Centre and Ice Rink

    The latest project from Klein Dytham Architecture (my ex-employers, while working at PechaKucha) is the Picchio Visitors Centre and Ice Rink in Karuizawa — Dezeen has a full post showing off the beautiful complex.

  • Ginza Place

    The latest project from my former employer (and good friends) Klein Dytham Architects is a gorgeous one, and takes the form of the brand new Ginza Place building in Ginza, which hosts swanky new showrooms for Nissan and Sony. It opened today. Here’s how KDa’s Mark Dytham describes the project: Our latest project, Ginza Place, opens…

  • Secret Garden

    I have to say I’m quite a fan of these secret gardens you hear about, located on Tokyo rooftops. The one pictured above is not in Tokyo, but rather in Isezaki (Gunma prefecture), and was designed by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects. I’ve been told that KDa‘s Astrid Klein has one of her own.

  • Dezeen Stumbles on KDa Show

    Although it’s great that Dezeen has decided to cover KDa‘s Gallery MA show by posting a collection of photos, they really do need to get their facts straight — the exhibition is not “on show,” it was held earlier this year from April to June.

  • Crystal Delight

    If you have the chance, come celebrate Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein‘s 20 years in Japan at SuperDeluxe tonight (November 1, 18:00-22:00, free entrance). For this one night, the 20 Crystal Collection — models of their works encased in crystals — that was first shown earlier this year during their Gallery MA show will be…

  • Good Design Award 2009

    The results for this year’s edition of the Good Design Award were recently announced, and you can have a look at all the winning products through the nifty Good Design Finder. Have a look at the top 15 here, which includes this summer’s giant Gundam statue in Odaiba (now sadly gone), and the Panasonic Massage…