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Japanese architects create many architectural models during their thinking processes, but Jun Aoki is famous for the number of models and his distinctive way. He creates a variety of models at the same scale, which are usually palm-sized, and considers the best approach by arranging them. In the same way, he considers different models at various phases – to work out the volume of the building, the design of the facade and the details.

URBANUS, Chaoying Yang · Tulou Collective Housing

from Dwell

Creative Revival of a Modernist Gem

A section of the facade—a cross between a shoji screen and a barn door—slides open. Planter boxes contain edible varieties that fuel Mary’s culinary explorations. 

I like the way they set up the visual navigation with strong geometric shapes on the front cover and then use those shapes in a variety of ways to direct traffic on the inside. -MH

I like the way they set up the visual navigation with strong geometric shapes on the front cover and then use those shapes in a variety of ways to direct traffic on the inside. -MH