Dr Julian Worrall
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Dr Julian Worrall is an Australian architect, urbanist, scholar, and critic, with an international reputation as an interpeter of the architecture and urbanism of contemporary Japan.
After an early practice career in Sydney leading to architectural registration in NSW, Julian won a Japanese MEXT scholarship in 2000 to pursue research on Japanese urbanism at the University of Tokyo. After completing his PhD in 2005, he returned to practice, working as an architect and urbanist with Klein Dytham in Tokyo and Rem Koolhaas's OMA in Rotterdam, before returning to academic roles in Japan in 2008. Since then, while unequivocally rooted in the intellectual soil of the university, his activities have striven to connect the often segregated realms of teaching, research, and practice.
Julian's practice career has encompassed involvement in a range of projects across a variety of scales, phases, and project types, including single and multiple-occupancy residential, commercial office interiors, department store retail, hotels, art installations, and large-scale urban strategy planning. This work has been conducted in diverse jurisdictions, including Australia, Japan, UK, Netherlands, France, Monaco, and the UAE. Julian has been engaged in both creative and management aspects of turning ideas into built reality.
Julian's teaching career has included teaching studios and lecture courses at The University of Adelaide, The University of South Australia, UNSW, The University of Tokyo, Sophia University, and most recently Waseda University, where between 2009-2013 he ran the research-based practice LLLABO, dedicated to "distilling the logic and the magic of the Asian metropolis." He returned to Adelaide to take up his present position at the University of Adelaide in March 2014.
Julian's research career has been broadly concerned with the construction of "alternative modernities" as seen through the lens of contemporary Japan. This orientation commenced with his doctoral research at the University of Tokyo. Entitled "Railway Urbanism: Commuter Rail and the Production of Public Space in 20th Century Tokyo", the study examined the history and character of the public spaces associated with the rail transportation infrastructure in Tokyo. His first book, entitled 21st Century Tokyo: A Guide to Contemporary Architecture (Kodansha International, 2010), was a portrait of contemporary Tokyo as seen through its architecture. Current research relates the formation of the built environment in Japan to larger socio-cultural phenomena such as privatisation, revitalisation, historicism, and cosmopolitanism. Recent exhibitions and publications Julian has contributed to include A Japanese Constellation (New York, MoMA, 2016) and Eastern Promises: Contemporary Architecture and Spatial Practice in East Asia (Vienna, Hatje Cantz, 2013). Current publishing projects include a contemporary history of art and architecture in Japan since 1990 with Prof. Adrian Favell (Leeds).
Julian is also a prolific critic, and as contributing editor for the influential design journal Icon (UK) and architectural columnist for Japan's leading English-language newspaper The Japan Times, his writings on Japanese architecture and urbanism have been widely published and translated globally. His work has been presented at major academic conferences across the world, and he has been an invited speaker at prestigious architectural institutions, fora, and exhibitions, including The V+A Museum London; The Musuem of Applied Arts Vienna; Strelka Institute Moscow; The Moscow Urban Forum; Tokyo Wondersite; Shibaura House, Tokyo; The Venice Architecture Biennale; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Julian's teaching engagement at SABE encompasses both undergraduate and post-graduate programs, and includes both design studio courses and lecture courses engaging the history/theory aspects of architecture and urbanism.
From 2015, Julian becomes Program Co-ordinator for the M.Architecture program, and is also involved in reshaping courses delivering urban design content to the M.Planning and M.Planning (Urban Design) programs.
Prior to joining SABE, Julian has supervised, co-supervised, or been an external examiner for the following theses and research projects:
- Rikuro Sakaushi. Candidate for B.Arch at Waseda University. Graduation Thesis entitled: "Curutchet House and Le Corbusier: An Elaboration of Colin Rowe’s Formal Analysis" [In Japanese] (2013).
- Kosuke Ino. Candidate for B.Arch at Waseda University. Graduation Thesis entitled: "The City and Continuata: Time and Space in Aldo Rossi's Urban Theory" [In Japanese] (2013).
- Ichinosuke Tokunaga. Candidate for B.Arch at Waseda University. Graduation Thesis entitled: "Faces of Shinjuku: A Study on the Creation and Occupation of Urban Surfaces" [In Japanese] (2013).
- Gregory Logan. “Architecture in the Age of Entropy: Time, Tradition, and Tange Kenzo.” Candidate for Masters of Arts, Graduate Program of Global Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo. (2012).
- Shota Hori. Candidate for B.Arch at Waseda University. Graduation Thesis entitled: “City of Ink: The Development of Textual Space in the Meisho Annaiki of Edo” [In Japanese] (2011).
- Tatsuya Tanaka. Candidate for B.Arch at Waseda University. Graduation Thesis entitled: “Urban Public Theory: A Study of Modern Tokyo from Various Perspectives on Publicness” [In Japanese] (2011).
- Akihiro Maeda. Candidate for B.Arch at Waseda University. Graduation Thesis entitled: “Reviving Atami through a Culture-led Revitalization Approach” [In Japanese] (2011).
- Robert Simpkins. Candidate for PhD in Arthropology at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Supervised preliminary doctoral research while a JSPS Fellow, for research entitled “Socialscapes of a Tokyo Train Station.” (2011).
- Takuya Muramatsu. Candidate for B.Arch at Waseda University. Graduation Thesis entitled: “Architecture of Social Rationalism – Ito Shigeru, Railway Architect” [In Japanese] (2010).
- Anabela Martins, Candidate for Masters of Architecture, Universidade Lusíada do Porto, Portugal. Masters thesis entitled: “Mudança de Escalas e Privatização do Espaço Público”. English Title: “Scalar Tranformations in the Privatization of Public Space.” [In Portugese] (2010)
- Barbara-Brigette Mak, Candidate for Dipl.Ing. (Arch.) at Technische Universität Graz. Masters thesis entitled: “The Tokyo Momentum and Process of Alienation and Customization; Rebuilding Sites and Scenes.” (2003)
In Japan, research in architecture happens in "labs", an organisational structure integrating teaching, academic research, and design practice activities. Julian is aiming to introduce aspects of this model to the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Adelaide, drawing on his experience of building his own lab ("Worrall Lab", nicknamed "LLLABO") at Waseda University from 2009-2013.
The core questions that LLLABO engages deal with the conditions and dilemmas of modernity in the geographical peripheries (the "non-West", the "antipodean"), as they manifest themselves in architecture and the city. The precise topics of research shift over time - recent and current topics include:
1. Infrastructure Landscapes and Cultures
2. Historical and Emergent Formations of Public Space
3. Rural Revitalisation through Art and Architecture
4. Metropolitan Urban Conditions in Japan and East Asia
5. Architectures of the Displaced Home
The approach to research can be situated between architectural history, theory, and design practice, and between the scale of the city and the scale of the building. Studies of architecture and urbanism at LLLABO are conducted with the understanding that space is a socio-cultural construct that has both aesthetic and political dimensions and consequences. LLLABO seeks to invest research work with critical awareness. LLLABO is also interested in exploring the applications of the latest digital analysis and fabrication tools, including GIS, laser cutting, and 3D printing to our questions.
LLLABO aims to stimulate synthetic research investigations, bringing together conventionally disparate elements under coherent sets of questions, which are then examined with a range of appropriate methodologies at several scales. Despite such potentially heterogeneous origins, the destination of such research would always be directed towards the history, theory, and practice of the constructed environment.
The themes explored in LLLABO derive from the consciousness of the global context within which we operate. Where-ever possible, research will be conducted multilingually. Prospective students and researchers should consider themselves ready to think and work outside their own cultural frame (whether Australia, the Anglosphere, Chinese diaspora, etc), while simultaneously identifying their own cultural affiliations and deepening knowledge of this.
- 2013-2015. FY2013-2015 JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (General). Title of Proposed Research: “Culture-led Rural Revitalisation as Place-making Catalyst - The Roles of Architecture and Cultural Tourism”. Total Value: 4,113,000 yen (over 3 years).
- 2012. FY2012 Waseda University Grants for Special Research Projects. English-language Title of Proposed Research: “Reconstructing Community in Post-disaster Tohoku through Architecture – The Case of the Homes for All Project.” Total Funding Value: 256,000 yen.
- 2009-2011. Funded through “Promotion of Environmental Improvement for Independence of Young Researchers” program of the JST “Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology”. Waseda Institute for Advanced Study. English-language title of research: “Tokyo Rules: Theorizing and Mobilizing the Distinctive Spatiality and Experience of Tokyo”. Total Funding Value: 15,000,000 yen (over 3 years.)
- 2004. 21st Century Centre of Excellence Program, University of Tokyo. Center for Sustainable Urban Regeneration: Research Fund for Young Researchers, 2004. [In collaboration with Hatsuda Kousei, Toutsuji Kentarou, and Kil-hun Lee.]. English-language title of research: “Research on the Development and Transformation of Consumption Space in Postwar Tokyo.” Total Funding Value: 900,000 yen.
- 2003. 21st Century Centre of Excellence Program, University of Tokyo. Center for Sustainable Urban Regeneration: Research Fund for Young Researchers, 2003. [In collaboration with Matsuyama Megumi, Iwamoto Kaoru, and Hatsuda Kousei.]. English-language title of research: “Research toward the Socio-cultural Informatization of the Image of the City of Edo-Tokyo”. Total Funding Value: 500,000 yen.
- 21st Century Tokyo - A Guide to Contemporary Architecture. Co-Author: Erez Golani-Solomon. Photographer: Joshua Lieberman. Tokyo & New York: Kodansha International, 2010. 240 pages. ISBN 978-4-7700-3054-2
2. BOOK CHAPTERS
- "The Nakwon Principle." In The Far Game: Constraints Sparking Creativity. Publication of the Korean Representation at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016. Edited by Kim Sung Hong, et.al. 140-147. Seoul: Space Books. 2016. ISBN 979-1187071051
- "The Deep Field: Resolving a Japanese Constellation." In A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, SANAA, Ryue Nishizawa, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata, Junya Ishigami, 245-250. New York: Museum of Modern Art. 2016. ISBN 978-1-63-345009-7.
- "Time in the City of Temporal Monuments." In Tokyo Totem. Tokyo: Flick Studio and Amsterdam: Monnik. 2015. ISBN 978-4-904894-28-6.
- "In the Arena of Alternative Modernities." In Tokyo Totem. Tokyo: Flick Studio and Amsterdam: Monnik. 2015. ISBN 978-4-904894-28-6.
- "Nature, Publicness, Place - Towards a Relational Architecture in Japan." In Eastern Promises: Contemporary Architecture and Spatial Practices in East Asia, 93-99. Vienna: MAK/Austrian Museum of Applied Arts. Hatje Cantz, 2013. ISBN 978-3-7757-3670-1
- "The Quiet Cosmopolitan." In Towards Nature - Tetsuo Furuichi, 69-75. Dalian, China: Dalian University of Technology Press, 2013. ISBN 978-7-5611-8329-8
- "Base and Superstructure in Toyo Ito." In Toyo Ito - Forces of Nature, edited by Jessie Turnbull, 120-130. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2012. ISBN 978-1-6168-9101-5
- "Chim↑Pom's Spatial Tactics: An Art of Public Space." In Super Rat. Edited by Chim↑Pom and Kenichi Abe. Tokyo: Parco Publishing, 2012. 218-224. ISBN 978-4-8919-4987-7
- "High Resolution Urbanism: Scalar Diversity at Kichijoji." In Small Tokyo, edited by Darko Radović and Davisi Boontharm, 80-87. Tokyo: IKI and flick studio, 2012. ISBN 978-4-904894-02-6
- "The Significance of Sou Fujimoto." In 2G 50. Sou Fujimoto, 10-23. Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2009. ISBN 978-84-25222-93-1
- "Flagship Store". In Skulptur Projekte Münster 07 Catalogue, edited by Kaspar König and Brigitte Franzen, 363-364. Münster: Walter König, 2007. ISBN 978-3-8656-0234-33
3a. RESEARCH - JOURNAL ARTICLES
- "Making Places Real: Jackson Slattery at the Setouchi Triennale." Art and Australia, (November 2013). Sydney. ISSN 0004-301X
- "Floating Constituencies." Domus no. 971 (July-August 2013). Milan. 104-111. ISSN 0012-5377
- "Rebuilding Communities." Domus no. 969 (May 2013). Milan. 66-75. ISSN 0012-5377
- "Realizing the Real: Home-For-All." Abitare no.530 (March 2013). Milan. 90-97. ISSN 0001-3218
- "Post-disaster Japan." Icon no.116 (February 2013). London. 56-65. ISSN 1479-9456
- "Home for All - Nach der Katastrophe. Die Rückkehr zum Wesentlichen." [In German.] Arch Plus no. 208 (September 2012). Berlin. [In German]. 134-139. ISSN 0587-3452
- "Un rifugio per tutti [Shelters for All]" Domus no. 957 (April 2012). Milan. 94-101. ISSN 0012-5377
- “Island Odyssey.” Disegno no.1 (December 2011). London. 93-121. ISSN 2048-7770
- "Unity in Adversity - On disasters in New Zealand and Japan." 建築雑誌 [Kenchiku Zasshi - Journal of Architecture and Building Science]. vol.126, no.1621. (August 2011). Tokyo. 35. ISSN 0003-8555
- "Camouflage: dissolving boundaries, resolving worlds in Sejima and Nishizawa." Domus no.931 (Dec. 2009). Milan. 30-31. ISSN 0012-5377
3b. RESEARCH - CONFERENCES PAPERS + PRESENTATIONS
- "Transnational Trajectories in East Asia". Panel Discussion with Yasemin Soysal, Adrian Favell, James Farrer, Nobue Suzuki, David Wank. Cultural Typhoon 2016. Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo. July 2, 2016.
- “Death, Resurrection, and Eternal Life in Contemporary Tokyo." Invited presentation for workshop Memory and Forgetting in Contemporary Tokyo. With Jordan Sand, and David Slater, and Henry Smith. Sophia University, Tokyo. June 15, 2013.
- “Travellers, Borders, Mobilities.” Panel Discussion. Part of Transnationalism, Cosmopolitanism, Mobilities: Globalism and its Concepts after the Crash of 2008. Centre for Global and Regional Ethnographies (GLOREA) Closing Conference, Aarhus University, June 7, 2013.
- “Up-cycling the City.” Roundtable discussion in association with the exhibition Eastern Promises: Contemporary Architecture and Spatial Practices in East Asia. With Marco Casagrande, Roan Ching-yueh, Go Hasegawa, Ou Ning, et al. Museum der Angewandte Kunst (MAK), Vienna. June 5, 2013.
- “Spaces for the Near Present: Emergent Tendencies in Contemporary Japanese Architecture.” Invited paper for “Japan Forum 25th Anniversary Roundtable: The Past, Present and Future of Japanese Studies”. Assoc. of Asian Studies Conference 2013. With Harry Harootunian, T.J. Pempel, Tomiko Yoda. San Diego. March 21-24, 2013.
- Moderator for panel “Designing the City Environment: From Megaprojects to Small Architectural Forms”. The Second Moscow Urban Forum: The Megacity on a Human Scale. With Deyan Sudjic, Dmitry Likin, Erken Kagarov, Ilya Ruderman, Sergey Kuznetsov. Moscow. December 4-5, 2012.
- “Alternative Modernities.” Lecture and Urban Tour. Still City Tokyo Workshop. Shibaura House, Tokyo. November 1, 2012.
- “Photovoltaics as Public Space: Solar Infrastructures in the Post-Fukushima Era.” Invited Paper for Photovoltaics, Forms, Landscapes. Official Parallel Event, 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Frankfurt. September 25, 2012.
- “Japan’s Role in Shaping China’s New Urban Spaces.” Part of the panel “Japanese Cities in Global Networks”. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. New York. February 25, 2012.
- “The Archipelagic Imagination: Rethinking Site and Audience in the Inland Sea." Invited Paper. Sites of Spectacle and Encounter: Animated Spaces, Mediated Cities, Curated Islands. Image-Site-Audience Project – Final Symposium. Sophia University, Tokyo. February 3, 2012.
- “Youth, Age and Urban Space in Contemporary Tokyo.” Invited Speaker. New Urban Imaginaries Workshop – Shanghai. Co-ordinated by Christiane Brosius and Tina Schilbach. University of Heidelberg, Centre for Transcultural Studies COE: “Asia and Europe in a Global Context.” Shanghai, China. September 9, 2011.
- “Producing Places and Consuming Sites at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale.” Part of the Urban and Environmental Studies Section entitled “Power in Place and Space in 21st Century Japan: Control, Contestation, Transformation”. Conveners: Julian Worrall, Ralph Lützeler. 13th International Conference of the European Association of Japanese Studies (EAJS). Tallinn, Estonia. August 27, 2011.
- “Travelling Iguanas: Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Japanese Architecture.” Refereed Conference Paper. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Society of Architectural Historians of Australia & New Zealand (SAHANZ) Conference. Brisbane: SAHANZ, 2011.
- “The Possibilities of an Island: Rebuilding Culture in the Inland Sea.” Part of panel entitled “Post-Bubble Aesthetics in Japan: Counter-Urbanist and Slow Life Philosophies in Japanese Contemporary Art and Architecture.” Association of Asian Studies (AAS) Conference 2011. Hawaii. April 1, 2011.
- “Metabolism as Ruin: Constructions of Time in Contemporary Japan.” Japanese Studies Association of Australia Conference (JSAA) 2009. Sydney. July 16, 2009.
- “Railway Urbanism and Public Space.” Part of panel entitled “The Cultures of Public Space – Reflections on Spaces of Public Interaction in Metropolitan Japan”, at The 7th Inter-Asia Cultural Typhoon. Tokyo. July 5, 2009.
- “Contemporary Architecture in Japan.” The 12th International Conference of the European Association of Japanese Studies (EAJS). Lecce. September 23, 2008.
- “Soft Borders: Contemporary Architecture in Japan.” Conference Paper (co-presented with Erez Golani-Solomon) at The 7th Israeli Conference of Asian Studies. Jerusalem. May 21, 2008.
- “Scripting, Imaging, Writing Tokyo: Notes on Theory and Practice.” Re-scripting Tokyo Workshop. Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Tokyo. January 12, 2008.
4a. CRITICISM - PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS
- "Harbin Opera House." Icon no.151 (January 2016). London. 70-75. ISSN 1479-9456.
- “Architecture Detectives.” Icon no.134 (August 2014). London. 58-63. ISSN 1479-9456.
- “Premier Age: The Maturation of Klein Dytham.” Form. (January 2014). Stockholm. 50-52. ISSN 2001- 225X
- “House K.” Icon no.123 (September 2013). London. 31-32. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Serpentine Pavilion.” Icon no.122 (August 2013). London. 35. ISSN 1479-9456
- “The Game of Life.” Domus no. 970 (June 2013). Milan. ISSN 0012-5377
- “Australia House.” Architecture Australia vol.102, no.1 (January/February 2013). Melbourne. 78-87. ISSN 0003-8725
- “Kadare Cultural Centre.” Icon no. 112 (October 2012). London. 48-54. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Spatial Binaries.” Domus no. 959 (June 2012). Milan. 50-57. ISSN 0012-5377
- “Toda House.” Icon no. 108 (June 2012). London. 92-94. ISSN 1479-9456
- “World Class: Soichiro Fukutake.” RIBA Journal vol.119 no.2 (February 2012). London. 43. ISSN 1463-9505
- “Six of the Best.” Icon no. 103 (January 2012). London. 48. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Metabolism: City of the Future” (Exhibition Review). Icon no. 103 (January 2012). London. 65. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Omishima Museum.” Icon no. 100 (October 2011). London. 130-136. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Rainbow Bank.” Icon no. 97 (July 2011). London. 38. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Tokyo after the quake.” Icon no. 96 (June 2011). London. 101-107. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Roku Museum.” Icon no. 94 (April 2011). London. 56-57. ISSN 1479-9456
- “SN House.” Icon no. 94 (April 2011). London. 36. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Teshima Art Museum.” Icon no. 93 (March 2011). London. 44-45. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Sensing Nature” (Exhibition Review). Icon no. 88 (October 2010). London. 74-75. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Tokyo Apartment.” Icon no. 85 (July 2010). London. 46-52. ISSN 1479-9456
- “China’s World Expo.” Icon no. 85 (July 2010). London. 41-44. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Bringing the Outside In – The Work of Suppose Design Office.” Domus no. 934 (March 2010). Milan. 61-63. ISSN 0012-5377
- “Sugawara Daisuke’s Flow.” Monument no. 95 (February/March 2010). Melbourne. 74-81. ISSN 1320-1115
- “An Art of Energy: Hiroshi Sambuichi’s Miyajima Office.” Domus no. 933 (February 2010). Milan. 27-32. ISSN 0012-5377
- “Ofanuto Civic Centre and Library, Ofanuto; Architect: Chiaki Arai.” Icon no. 77 (Nov. 2009). London. 64-72. ISSN 1479-9456
- “A sculpted chink; Architects: Toyo Ito & Associates.” Icon no. 74 (August 2009). London. 38-39. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Annular children’s home in Africa.” Domus. no. 927 (July/August 2009). Milan. 59-62. ISSN 0012-5377
- “Kim Jong-il on Architecture.” Icon no. 71 (May 2009). London. 78-79. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Inujima Art Project.” Domus no. 922 supplement (February 2009). Milan. 48-53. ISSN 0012-5377
- “The primitive homes of the future; Architects: Toyo Ito, Terunobu Fujimori, Sou Fujimoto and Taira Nishizawa.” Domus no. 922 (February 2009) Milan. 14-25. ISSN 0012-5377
- “Kuma at Kyoto University.” Domus no. 920 (December 2008). Milan. 66-69. ISSN 0012-5377
- “The Incinerators of Tokyo.” Domus no.918 (October 2008). Milan. ISSN 0012-5377
- “Profile: Sou Fujimoto.” Icon no. 64 (October 2008). London. ISSN 1479-9456
- “House N in Japan.” Domus no. 917 (September 2008). Milan. ISSN 0012-5377
- “Profile: Junya Ishigami.” Icon no. 62 (August 2008). London. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Exhibition Review: XXIst Century Man.” Icon no. 60 (June 2008). London. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Kanazawa Institute of Technology.” Icon no. 60 (June 2008). London. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Ishigami in Kanagawa.” Domus no. 913 (April 2008). Milan. 20-29. ISSN 0012-5377
- “Sou Fujimoto” and “Junya Ishigami.” Contribution to “The 20 Essential Young Architects.” Icon no. 58 (April 2008). London. ISSN 1479-9456
- “MVRDV in Tokyo.” Icon no. 56 (February 2008). London. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Space for your future.” Domus no. 910 (January 2008). Milan. 5. ISSN 0012-5377
- “Principle of relativity.” Domus no. 909 (December 2007). Milan. 44-49. ISSN 0012-5377
- “SANAA at Almere.” Icon no. 52 (October 2007). London. ISSN 1479-9456
- “Soft Orderings: Children's Center for Children’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Hokkaido, Japan.” Monument no. 81 (May/June 2007). Melbourne. ISSN 1320-1115
- “Native Alien.” Monument no. 79 (Feb/Mar 2007). Melbourne. 96-100. ISSN 1320-1115.
4b. CRITICISM - NEWSPAPERS + POPULAR PRESS
- Architecture Columnist, The Japan Times. (Quarterly from April 2013 onwards.)
- "Art Place Japan: The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale and the Vision to Reconnect Art and Nature." (Book Review) The Japan Times (13 February 2016), Tokyo.
- "Le Corbusier's Japanese ghost lives on in Ueno." The Japan Times (20 January 2016), Tokyo.
- "Japan's fertile architectural evolution." The Japan Times (30 January 2015), Tokyo.
- "Venice Biennale lays down the past." The Japan Times (16 June 2014), Tokyo.
- “Shigeru Ban: between function and beauty.” (Exhibition Review) The Japan Times (23 April 2013), Tokyo. 10.
- “Breathing Life into the Nature of Architecture.” (Exhibition Review) The Japan Times (10 November 2011), Tokyo. 4.
- “Metabolism: When the future was still ahead.” (Exhibition Review) The Japan Times (29 Sept. 2011), Tokyo. 17.
- “Building future cities from grains of sand.” (Exhibition Review) The Japan Times (15 Sept. 2011), Tokyo. 15.
- “Dominique Perrault: Urban Landscape.” (Exhibition Review) The Japan Times (10 December 2010), Tokyo. 17.
- “Looking beyond art’s boundaries.” The Japan Times (26 November 2010), Tokyo. 15.
- “Perceptions of space, from Japan to the world.” The Japan Times (27 August 2010), Tokyo. “Weekend Scene” supplement (vol.7 no.47), 1.
- “In search of society’s true affluence.” The Japan Times (20 August 2010), Tokyo. 15.
- “Structure as natural philosophy – Cecil Balmond.” The Japan Times (29 January 2010). Tokyo. 17.
- “Bathing in timeless memories – Shinro Ohtake.” The Japan Times (28 August 2009). Tokyo. 15.
- “Escape from propaganda – Ai Weiwei.” The Japan Times (31 July 2009). Tokyo. 17.
- “An exhibition’s critical charge – Diener&Diener” (Exhibition Review) The Japan Times (20 Feb. 2009). Tokyo. 15.
- “Art in the Deep North – Towada Art Museum” [Italian], D-La Repubblica Delle Donne (Dec. 2008). Rome.
- “Venice Biennale’s theme won’t stop the rain.” The Japan Times (9 October 2008) Tokyo. 19.
- “What is Australian contemporary architecture?” The Japan Times (24 June 2008) Tokyo. 17.
- “Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Tokyo”. (Exhibition Review) The Japan Times (19 June 2008) Tokyo. 19.
- “Design turns over a greener leaf.” The Japan Times (6 November 2007) Tokyo. 19.
- “Globalization made manifest at Midtown.” The Japan Times (29 March 2007) Tokyo. 15.
- “Return to ‘real’ – Toyo Ito.” (Exhibition Review) The Japan Times (30 November 2006) Tokyo. 17.
- “Love, Peace & Money?” (with Mark Dytham). The Japan Times (2 November 2006). Tokyo. 17.
- “What Lies Beneath Omotesando Hills.” Metropolis (February 2, 2006). Tokyo.
- “Museo con un cuore a zig-zag [Museum with a zig-zag heart].” [Italian], D-La Repubblica Delle Donne (Dec. 2005). Rome.
- “La Casa del Cane Nero [The Black Dog House].” [Italian], D-La Repubblica Delle Donne (Nov. 2005). Rome.
- “Utopia Pop.” [Italian], D-La Repubblica Delle Donne (September 17-18, 2005). Rome.
- “The Gray Zone.” Metropolis (September 16, 2005). Tokyo.
- “Miwa Yanagi: Di grande lancerò un urlo.”[Italian], D-La Repubblica Delle Donne (4-5 Sept. 2004). Rome. 64-69.
- “The Benefits of Blur: The World of Klein Dytham Architects.” J-Select (January 2004). Tokyo. 16-20.
- Metabolism, the City of the Future. [Japanese title:メタボリズムの未来都市 (“Metaborizumu no mirai toshi”)]. Exhibition Catalogue. Tokyo: Mori Art Museum, 12.2011. Japanese to English translation.
- Yoshiji Takehara: Residential Architecture. [Japanese title:竹原義二の住宅建築 “Takehara Yoshiji no Jutaku Kenchiku”]. Yoshiji Takehara, Terunobu Fujimori, Yoshiaki Hanada. Tokyo: TOTO Gallery Ma, 4.2010. Japanese to English translation.
- Le Corbusier Art and Architecture – A Life of Creativity. Exhibition catalogue and subsequently published book. Tokyo: Mori Art Museum, 2007. Japanese to English translation.
- Bow-wow from Post-Bubble City. Tsukamoto, Yoshiharu and Momoyo Kaijima (Atelier Bow-wow). INAX Publishing, March 2006. Japanese to English translation.
- Kunio Mayekawa Retrospective. Exhibition Catalogue and subsequently published book. Tokyo: Tokyo Station Gallery, December 2005. Japanese to English translation.
- Translator for Japan Architect professional journal (Tokyo: Shinkenchiku), 2001-2004.
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