• Adaptive reuse in Tokyo by MIKAN

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    An 102-year-old train station in Tokyo is open for business again. After years of neglect, Manseibashi station has been reborn after a redesign by Japanese firm MIKAN. Continue reading…

    London Bridge is folding up


    London bridge is not falling down. It’s folding up. Taking their cue from the way a Japanese hand fan folds open, Knight Architects have completed a bridge in London that is both simple and spectacular. In collaboration with structural engineers AKT II, the bridge experts installed 5 steel beams that open and close in sequence, rising to different angles using hydraulic jacks and assisted by counterweights.  Continue reading…