Toshiko Mori leads campaign to save Tokyo’s Hotel Okura

The Hotel Okura, a landmark modernist hotel in Tokyo designed by Yoshiro Taniguchi and Hideo Kosaka, is slated for demolition in advance of the 2020 Olympic Games. But not if Tomas Maier, creative director of Bottega Veneta (which recently announced a general effort to preserve Japan’s modernist architecture) and Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture Toshiko Mori have anything to do with it.

Mori was recently interviewed by Architectural Digest about the #mymomentatokura campaign and Japan’s history of demolition.