In this week's installment of Design To Go, Diane Burk travels to Kyoto and Tokyo in Japan. Kyoto is known for its Buddhist gardens and temples and its preservation of traditions from wooden houses to kaiseki dining and geisha entertainers. Tokyo is Japan's capital city and is world-renowned for its lively nightlife, many museums and blending of traditional and ultra-modern architectural styles.
Most of the patients at Fukuoka Children’s Hospital are critically ill and facing serious and anxiety-producing medical treatments. Many of the patients and their families travel to the new 239-bed, 305,500-sq.-ft. hospital from remote places beyond the borders of the prefecture.
The goal of the Shimazu Environmental Graphics design team was to create a space that would decrease the stress and anxiety for children and their families and allow them to easily navigate the hospital, from patient room to examination rooms and various treatment spaces.
At Tokyo's Narita International Airport, “running for my flight” has taken on a whole new meaning.
The airport’s newest terminal—built in advance of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo—is devoted exclusively to low-cost carriers, and its construction budget was about half of what is typical for a facility of its size.
GLAMOROUS Co. Ltd. helped renovate Randen Arashiyama Station about 10 years ago using sustainable materials and lighting. It has become a popular destination station and has helped bolster the local economy. After the success of the station renovation, GLAMOROUS was asked to redesign the platform area to engage travelers even more.
SEGD Fellows Clifford Selbert and Robin Perkins add dramatic scale, emotion––and most of all, stories––to the urban landscape.
Landscape architect/graphic designer Clifford Selbert and graphic designer/sculptor Robin Perkins teamed up in the late 1980s and, in the ensuing 25 years, they have collaborated with a wide range of municipalities, public agencies, owners, developers, and architects to create landmark projects that connect stories to places using art, communications, and environments.
San-Ai Clinic is a rehabiliation facility that recently undertook a renovation and expansion, almost doubling its usable space for rehabilitation activities.
Purposely designed free of elaborate appointments, the space features open spaces, high ceilings, and no partitions—creating a modern, friendly environment. The space is divided into 12 functional areas and patient therapy is not limited to any one space; patients can move from area to area in circuit-training fashion.