Japanese practice Fumihiko Sano Studio has incorporated local craft and traditional materials into the Hishiya restaurant and guesthouse in Fukichiyama, Kyoto, which occupies a renovated 20th-century folk house, or minka. More
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki has designed a facility for the Tokyo Toilet project, replacing a public restroom in Tokyo's "Octopus Park" with a new design topped with a thin white roof that it has dubbed the Squid Toilet. More
These construction shots offer a first glimpse of the new Shenzhen design museum designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, which is opening later this year and will include a new Chinese outpost for the V&A museum. More
Angular walls clad with white granite and a glazed courtyard surrounded by Islamic motifs feature at Fumihiko Maki's Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which opens later this week (+ slideshow). More
Dezeen Wire: a tower on the site of the United Nations' campus in New York by Pritzker Prize winning architect Fumihiko Maki that has been on hold since 2004 has been given the green light to continue development - The New York Observer
Maki's proposal for a long, narrow 35-storey tower on the same site as buildings by Oscar Niemeyer and Le Corbusier was stalled by political arguments between the U.N. and the City of New York. The design will now need to undergo alterations ahead of a planning application and is due to break ground in 2013.