Shigeru Ban Wins Bid to Design Mount Fuji World Heritage Center

March 18, 2014 by  
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Shigeru Ban has won a competition to design the new Mount Fuji World Heritage Center in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture. Conceived as an inverted pyramid, the $23.5 million building evokes the image of Japan’s most iconic landmark in its reflection in a large water basin. The competition for the 46,000 square foot building was commissioned after Mount Fuji was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site last year. Read the rest of Shigeru Ban Wins Bid to Design Mount Fuji World Heritage Center Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fujinomiya , japanese culture , mount fuji , mount fuji world heritage center , mt fuji , shigeru ban , shizuoka prefecture , UNESCO , UNESCO world heritage site , world heritage site        

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INTERVIEW: We Interview Reluct’s Founder Joost Van Brug

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Joost Van Brug was the man behind Reluct – an excellent design blog that uncovered cutting edge design from 2003-2007. Although Joost is squarely a part of the Dutch design scene and frequently wrote about Dutch designers, his focus was international and his audience reflected this. Unlike many Dutch blogs, Reluct was published in English – and the majority of Joost’s readers were in the US. We sat down in with Joost in 2006 in Amsterdam to chat about Dutch design, design-blogging and sustainability in design. Hit jump to read what he had to say. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: We Interview Reluct’s Founder Joost Van Brug Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Demakersvan , design blog , design-blogs , Dutch blogs , dutch design , Dutch design scene , dutch designers , Joost Van Brug , Reluct , Reluct Favorite , Reluct picks , sustainable design        

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