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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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Rokkatei Makomanai Hall in Hokkaido, Japan by Furuichi and Associates

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Article source: Furuichi and Associates

This architecture possesses two functions: a confectionary shop and a concert hall. Both exterior and interior can change their atmosphere according to the two different functions as well as acoustics. In other words, this architecture has a “double face”. Also the client wanted use wood for the interior design to enhance the image of the shop, since Hokkaido is a leading forestry area.

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ito

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ito

  • Architects: Furuichi and Associates
  • Project: Rokkatei Makomanai Hall
  • Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Ito
  • Structure: Umezawa Structural Engineers lab.
  • Project year: 2002

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Amanenomori Nursery School in Chiba, Japan by Aisaka Architects’ Atelier

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Article source: NEOPLUS SIXTEN INC.

Circular ring shaped structure around the soil, water and green

A nursery school of two-story building with rooftop terrace features 3-dimensional and circuit style structure located in Funabashi city. The concept of its design is to provide enough space for 160 children to play around in the nature and also for all their parents and nursery staff to feel safe.

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

  • Architects: Aisaka Architects’ Atelier
  • Project: Amanenomori Nursery School
  • Location: Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
  • Photography: Shigeo Ogawa
  • Structural Engineer : Kanebako Structural Engineers
  • Structure : Steel
  • Total Floor Area : 1,493.54m2 (824.52m2/1F, 624.38m2/2F, 44.64m2/PH)
  • Building Area : 1,067.41m2
  • Site Area : 2,051.59m2
  • Date of Completion : July, 2015

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J House in Kanagawa, Japan by Domino Architects

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Article source: Domino Architects 

I renovated a room of an old Japanese apartment into a flat for new lifestyle by inserting several simple wooden boxy volumes.

The room is located in a boundary between an old town and a developing district around Tokyo. From this room on the top floor of the building, we see a scenery like Rear Window from Hitchcock below.

Image Courtesy © Gottingham

Image Courtesy © Gottingham

  • Architects: Domino Architects
  • Project: J House
  • Location: Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa, Japan
  • PhotographyGottingham
  • Contractors:Yamaki
  • Design Team:Yusuke Oono
  • Area: 91 sqm + balcony
  • Project Year: 2015

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Tenhachi House in Tokyo, Japan by .8 TENHACHI ARCHITECT & INTERIOR DESIGN

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Article source: .8 TENHACHI ARCHITECT & INTERIOR DESIGN

This is a renovation for our own apartment in Kanagawa.

.8 (TENHACHI) Architect & Interior design reconfigured the layout of the 67-square-meter property, creating one big open space with two open box spaces. The concrete ceiling and beams are left exposed throughout, contrasting with the white walls and furniture doors that have been added. None of the walls reach the ceiling, which allows us to see that the new infill pieces are different from the structure of the original concrete.

Image Courtesy © Akihide Mishima

Image Courtesy © Akihide Mishima

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The House for Contemporary Art in Fukui Prefecture, Japan by F.A.D.S

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: v2com

This is an award-winning project designed by Ryumei Fujiki and Yukiko Sato who are famous for “Aqua-scape” and “Artificial Topography”. It has been granted the Golden A’ Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2015-2016.

Exterior view from the south, Image Courtesy © Hiroshi UEDA

Exterior view from the south, Image Courtesy © Hiroshi UEDA

  • Architects: F.A.D.S
  • Project: The House for Contemporary Art
  • Location: Fukui Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi UEDA
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Villa SSK in Chiba, Japan by Takeshi Hirobe Architects

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Article source: Takeshi Hirobe Architects 

This architecture is intended to link the beautiful ocean spreading in front and the rocky mountain behind. Requests from the client are living-dining room with kitchen, bathroom with the ocean view, guest room and spare room that can be used as garage. Courtyard is provided, being surrounded by the main quarter, guest room and spare room. It has multiple functions; it serves as a reflecting pool when filled with water; is used as a dog yard; and also becomes exterior living room extended from the interior. It creates an appropriate distance between the main quarter and spare room, yet at the same time maintains the visual axis from the ocean to the mountain while blocking the view from the street. The structure that links the ocean and the mountain is supported by space truss-arch structure and LVL panel wall structure. Here tunnel-like succession of the wooden frames is realized, without installing support walls in the direction perpendicular to the main axis.

Image Courtesy © Takeshi Hirobe Architects

Image Courtesy © Takeshi Hirobe Architects

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HOUSE K in Kumamoto, Japan by YDS Architects

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Article source: YDS Architects

This house is situated in a town surrounded by mountains. We designed a white box where light and wind go through. The image was shining white box where residents would live feeling the transition of light and shadow with letting go of their mind.

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Fujimoto (Studio Fuji)

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Fujimoto (Studio Fuji)

  • Architects: YDS Architects (Yoshitaka Uchino)
  • Project: HOUSE K
  • Location: Kumamoto, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Fujimoto (Studio Fuji)
  • Software used: Vectorworks, JWW Cad and FormZ
  • General Contractor: Iwanaga-gumi Co., Ltd
  • Total floor area: 160.64 m2
  • Design period: 2014.05-2015.07
  • Construction period: 2015.08-2016.02 

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Interior Renovation in Japan by frontofficetokyo

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Article source: frontofficetokyo

First built in the 1970’s the apartment was cramped by contemporary standards, even for Tokyo, with low ceilings and short and narrow rooms. After stripping the space down to a single room, the design takes a hint from the overlapping spaces in the city and is composed from three simple shapes. A grey wood box houses the laundry, a concrete box contains the bath and sink, while an S shaped partition forms a closet and space for the fridge. The updated space is simple but comfortable and connects to the city perfectly.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki yano

  • Architects: frontofficetokyo
  • Project: Interior Renovation
  • Location: Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki yano
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup
  • Design: Koen Klinkers, Dan Yu, Will Galloway
  • Construction: Denkobo
  • Size: 50m2
  • Year: 2016

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Module Grid House in Saitama, Japan by Tetsuo Yamaji Architects

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Article source: Tetsuo Yamaji Architects

We designed a house in the suburban area of North Kanto. It is a house for a young couple with two small children. As we designed this house, we realized that there is a common question that we are all (including myself) confronted with when living in a contemporary society.

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

  • Architects: Tetsuo Yamaji Architects
  • Project: Module Grid House
  • Location: Saitama, Japan
  • Photography: Kenta Hasegawa
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhinoceros, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Structural Engineer: Ladderup Architects
  • Site area: 208.27 m2
  • Building area: 39.75 m2
  • Total floor area: 79.50 m2
  • Completion: June 2015

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