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Villa in Nasu, Japan by Studio-Kubota

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Article source: Studio-Kubota

This site is facing spacious rice fields along its west side.

A simple single-storied box is the image of the house, matching with the site.

The box is gently placed along the natural contours, creating a new scenery.

Image Courtesy © Studio-Kubota

Image Courtesy © Studio-Kubota

  • Architects: Studio-Kubota
  • Project: Villa
  • Location: Nasu Town Nasu Gun, Tochigi, Japan
  • Structure: Timber frame construction method
  • Size: 1 story
  • Land area: 392.00 m2
  • Building area: 90.75 m2
  • Gross floor area: 73.71 m2
  • Completion: April, 2013

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Clinic Made of Plain Wood Base in Toyota, Japan by ihrmk

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Article source: ihrmk

It is a small clinic along the large national highway of Toyota city with the scenery of so-called roadside. Requests from the client were the following three points.

First, it had to be a building suitable for the new shop named \”Grow\”. It was named with the hope to make the clinic to be a place to help patients’ growth. This request was to interpret the name into space and materials.

Image Courtesy © ihrmk

Image Courtesy © ihrmk

  • Architects: ihrmk
  • Project: Clinic Made of Plain Wood Base
  • Location: Toyota, Japan
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Forrest Hammock Gallery in Fukuoka, Japan by Hirokazu Suemitsu + Yoko Suemitsu / SUEP

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Article source: Hirokazu Suemitsu + Yoko Suemitsu / SUEP

This is a small art gallery in large camphor trees of a new park in Fukuoka. The structure of this gallery is a suspension system like a hammock in a forest. It’s floor and roof are both steel- concrete composite slabs hanged from the column walls between trees, which is an extension of its piles from the ground. The curved surface of the roof is a catenary shape following to a force of gravity. The suspended slab works to lead people from the park into this gallery, and suspended roof works to make shades on the inside of the gallery. People will appreciate arts of the gallery with comfort like in a hammock in the forest.

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura

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Team Living House in Tokyo, Japan by Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier

This is a renovation project of an apartment in downtown Tokyo. The client said unintentionally that they want to spend a brilliant time together nowhere else but in their house. Then I thought, “Indeed”. I always find that houses around us are way too far from the reality of each family life and communities, and they all look alike. It seems as if there were no identity in family life, which is ridiculous.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier
  • Project: Team Living House
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Skechup
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Vertical Composition: On 5th floor
  • Contractors: Double,  Inoue Industries
  • Renovation Area: 94.28 m2

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New Kyoto Town House 2 in Japan by ALPHAVILLE architects

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Article source: ALPHAVILLE architects

The current wooden house system based on bearing wall calculation hardly fits in with the ‘eel’s bed’ or the elongated housing lots typical of Kyoto, an old capital of Japan. While the width of lots has been segmentalized  to provide minimal daylight, ventilation and access over a long period of time, the only option today of opening up the frontage is either steel structure or specialized wooden frame structure.

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE architects
  • Project: New Kyoto Town House 2
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Kei Sugino
  • Building scale: 3 stories
  • Structure system: Wood
  • Structural engineer: Takashi Manda (Takashi Manda Structural Design)
  • Site area: 52.93 m2
  • Building area: 30.00.00 m2
  • Total floor area: 84.86 m2
  • Complete: 2014

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Kyoto University Hospital / Clinical Research Center for Medical Equipment Development in Japan by emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Second and third floor spaces of the Clinical Research Center for Medical Equipment Development (CRCMeD) at Kyoto University Hospital. These two floors, occupied by Canon Inc. and Kyoto University, will become the future site for projects developed in collaboration between people lending their expertise to research initiatives and a great number of supporters. The thoughts of each of these people working in various fields will come together in this space, bringing together a convergence of knowledge and skills that will create new possibilities. The design expresses the invisible “threads” that connect each of these different thoughts to one another, just like how threads are spun together to create a strong, supple fabric. Specifically, ito (Japanese for “thread”) is used as a motif that would bridge the second and third floors of this research center, designing a space that came together in a single, massive flow. Just like how new possibilities emerge out of encounters between people, a spectrum of different colors appear at the junctions between threads, creating chromatic combinations that resemble landscapes: field green, sky blue, light cherry pink, snow white, dusky orange, and white horizons.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

 

  • Architects: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design
  • Project: Kyoto University Hospital/Clinical Research Center for Medical Equipment Development
  • Location: Shogoin-Kawaharacho 54, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, JAPAN
  • Photography: Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Inc.
  • General Contractor:  ZYCC  inc. (2F) / Kansai repair inc. (3F)
  • Total floor area (design area): 386.883 m2(2F) / 713.678 m2(3F)
  • Completion:  2012. Mar. 15

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Void in forest in Tokyo, Japan by YDS Architects

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: YDS Architects

This is a housing complex built in a beautiful greenery site next to Shakujii park.

Shakujii park is very large and famous park in Tokyo.

The main concept is to take in the beautiful nature around the site.

Image Courtesy © YDS Architects

Image Courtesy © YDS Architects

  • Architects: YDS Architects
  • Project: Void in forest
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan

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Koyasan Guest House in Japan by ALPHAVILLE architects

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Article source: ALPHAVILLE architects 

We designed a new guesthouse for young people from all over the world at Koya-san, the head temple of the Shingon sect founded 1200 years ago, the UNESCO world heritage. It is a mixture of Japanese capsule type hotel in which the privacy is well protected, and dormitory in which the communication among the guests is active. Each single room directly faces a hall so that you can chose proper distance with other guests ensuring the privacy. Selecting of thin wooden structure, resulting that the burden load per one pillar is relatively light, visibility of environmental facilities for easier maintenance and the simple composition of the space allow not only owner of this guest house but also guests to maintain, modify and keep on using this architecture for the long time.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE architects (Kentaro Takeguchi + Asako Yamamoto)
  • Project: Koyasan Guest House
  • Location: Koyasan, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano and  Alphaville
  • Software used: JW cad (Japanese CAD software), Autodesk, Rhinoceros, V-ray, Form Z, adobe software
  • Project team: Tomohisa Koike
  • Structural engineer: Takashi Manda
  • Site area: 137.26m2
  • Building area: 96.00 m2
  • Total floor area: 96.00 m2

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Hikone Studio Apartments in Japan by ALPHAVILLE architects

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Article source: ALPHAVILLE architects 

We have designed an apartment consisting of 6 units of 1DK on the site like a flagpole surrounded by old townhouses near the Hikone Castle in Japan.

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE architects
  • Project: Hikone Studio Apartments
  • Location: Hikone, Japan
  • Photography: Kei Sugino
  • Structure system: Reinforced concrete construction
  • Structural engineer: Takashi Manda (Takashi Manda Structural Design)
  • Site area: 236.59 m2
  • Building area: 70.91 m2
  • Total floor area: 212.73 m2
  • Building scale: 3 stories
  • Complete: 2015

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House T in Tokyo, Japan by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Article source: Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

This is a residence and atelier for a couple in the center of Tokyo. The building area is small, because of its size and flag shape. It needed to design the house using effectively height direction, so we designed the house as a bookshelf. The floors like bookshelf plates are placed at the different level in the deformed box. And furniture is put on the each shelf-floor to create living room, dining room, kitchen and bedroom. In the big volume, floating life places expand with 360 degree view. Life places are connected each other in and out of shadow varying distance in tree dimension. This means life places are opened planar and cross-sectional, while they are divided. Concerning structural aspect, each shelf-floor is hooked up to the shelf-frame, which composed of columns and beams three-dimensionally. This structure system gives latitude for space composition. And the shelf frame works not only as the structural parts but also as the fixture supporting life places. On one place it is used as handrail or threshold, on the other place it is used as book-shelf or wardrobe. The way of using depends on the situation. Lightings hung from top of the box till the each floors to illuminate them such as a floating stage. The daily life itself is stored on a small residence like big furniture.

Image Courtesy © Tatsumi Terado

Image Courtesy ©  Tatsumi Terado

  • Architects: Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
  • Project: House T
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Tatsumi Terado, Hiroyasu Sakaguchi
  • Project Team: Hiroyuki Shinozaki, Sota Matsuura
  • Structure engineer: Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Contractor: Sinei,Ltd
  • Structure: Wood Flame, 2story
  • Site area: 70.31 sqm
  • Built area: 37.33 sqm
  • Gross floor area: 75.62 sqm
  • Completion date: May 2012

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