February 15, 2018

World's Tallest Wooden Building

Wood grows on designers as a material for bigger and better buildings An increasing number of architecture companies around the world are turning to wood as the primary construction material for ever-larger buildings, although none has yet attempted a design as ambitious as Sumitomo Forestry Co’s W350 Project. “New technological advances with construction techniques and composite wood make this a very exciting area at the moment”, said Riccardo Tossani, who designed a retirement facility on the slopes of Mount Fuji that is presently the largest habitable wood structure in Japan. “Japanese designers – and architects around the world - are very keen to explore ways to make the best use of wood as a construction material, although it has been particularly difficult to make progress in Japan because of the very conservative fire regulations that make building anything over two stories very difficult and beyond three stories virtually impossible”, said Tossani, who set up Riccardo Tossani Architecture in Tokyo more than two decades ago.

 

May 23, 2017

New Architectural Trends: How our Future Cities Look Like

15th June 2017 (Thu) at 6:30pm Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

November 2, 2016

"Finding Beauty: A Top Architect’s Discovery in Tokyo.”

As a “Find Your Element” Leader, Riccardo will deliver a 90-minute Workshop on ” Finding Beauty: A Top Architect’s Discovery in Tokyo.” Broadening the mind, enabling “out-of-the-box” thinking and keeping one's vision “fresh” relies heavily on a state of consciousness that eschews preconceptions and avoids cultural judgements. Riccardo will share his techniques to maintain an inquisitive “state of being” that allows for constant discovery, by creating a work-life balance with simple and sometimes life-threatening activities.

September 13, 2016

Profile on Riccardo Tossani in Architecture AU

Australia's leading architecture journal Architecture AU features an in-depth profile on the work of Riccardo Tossani Architecture on http://architectureau.com/articles/riccardo-tossani-architecture/#img=0

January 1, 2016

MANIFEST Journal Vol 2: Features RTA's Ring Chapel

Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism Volume 2 Manifest's latest journal features "religion in the Americas" – a contested, complex and often wild subject that keeps on shaping our lives and the spaces we inhabit in some unbelievable ways.

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