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Diamant – Glass Art Gallery & Residence in Osaka, Japan by Jun Murata / JAM

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Article source: Jun Murata / JAM

The site is located in the area near Yamato River in Osaka.

The existence building is in a corner of residential area.

The client is an owner of an antique shop with a gallery at the central area of Osaka.

This location is also near Kansai airport, is very convenient to him who often takes business trips.

The client was a foreigner, so it was difficult to build.

Image Courtesy © Jun Murata / JAM

Image Courtesy © Jun Murata / JAM

  • Architects: Jun Murata / JAM
  • Project: Diamant – Glass Art Gallery & Residence
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Software used: 3D studio max and Glasshopper
  • Model: Nini, Weiwei
  • Total Floor Area: 99.30 Sqm
  • Site Area: 39.19sqm
  • Completion: Nov. 2015
  • Year: 2015

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PIECE HOSTEL SANJO in Kyoto, Japan by OHArchitecture

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Article source: OHArchitecture 

A hotel that unifies with its city. Piece Hostel Sanjo is not a newly-built building, but was born under renovation. This building used to be an ordinary Japanese-style inn, just as anyone would imagine what a traditional inn in Kyoto would look like.

Image Courtesy © Satoshi Shigeta

Image Courtesy © Satoshi Shigeta

  • Architects: OHArchitecture
  • Project: PIECE HOSTEL SANJO
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan 
  • Photography: Satoshi Shigeta, Toshiyuki Yano
  • Produce: TAT INC. Nobuyuki Tabata
  • Direction: HIGHSPOT DESIGN Tadashi kato, Yutaka Hirose
  • Designer: OHArchitecture Kosuke Okuda, Tatsuya Horii
  • Facility design: Shimazu Design Office Ltd Shimazu Mitsuhiro
  • Architecture: Reyou Co.,Ltd. Hiroki Nakamura Go Co.,Ltd. Hisakatsu Uno
  • Construction type: Interior Renewal
  • Function: Hostel
  • Total area: 1925.16㎡
  • Construction phase: Jan.2015〜Jul. 2015

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Little House with a Big Terrace in Tokyo, Japan by Takuro Yamamoto architects

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Article source: Takuro Yamamoto architects

Little House with a Big Terrace is a lucid example of having large external space in small urban residence with limited site area of Tokyo. Through the process of designing this house, we tried to prove that having rich private external space was important for making crucial difference in the quality of life inside the house, as well as obtaining various possibilities of external activity.

Image Courtesy © Takuro Yamamoto architects

Image Courtesy © Takuro Yamamoto architects

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MOMOM store in Tokyo, Japan by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Article source: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

The following interior design was realized for a retail store of a company which runs its own dairy farm, featuring products, such as dairy products, sweets and bread, made using fresh milk as the main ingredient. We were tasked with providing a space to attractively display said products by evoking the imagery associated with the farmstead and milk, which is a key ingredient of their dairy products.

full view, Image Courtesy © Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

full view, Image Courtesy © Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

  • Architects: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
  • Project: MOMOM store
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Design team: Moriyuki Ochiai, Rosann Ling , Wakana Sujishi , Marina Masuda
  • Client: Dream dairy farm
  • Constructor: aslego
  • Area: 98sqm
  • Completion: June 2015

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Wooden Box House in Saitama, Japan by Suzuki architects

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Article source: Suzuki architects

A house-cum-office for the mother who runs a local hair salon, and for the father who works as a writer for 40 years. On the first floor, there is a salon and a dressing/sleeping room in the back for the mother. When windows are open, wind goes through the large space under the eaves facing the town. Lively activities arising here will add energy to the town. On the second floor, there is a writing/sleeping room for the father where he can enjoy the landscape of the next garden, and a dining kitchen also serving as a buffer of the couple’s lives. This architecture has a simple plan reflecting the couple’s lifestyles, and wood over time gives the taste and warmth to architecture in various ways.

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

  • Architects: Suzuki architects
  • Project: Wooden Box House
  • Location: Yahei, Kawaguchi-city, Saitama, Japan
  • Photography: Kenta Hasegawa
  • Architect in Charge: Kosuke Suzuki, Hisako Yamamura
  • Structural design: Seiji Ohkawa
  • Construction: HOME BUILDER Co., ltd
  • Program: Residence with Salon
  • Completion: the end of April,2015
  • Number of stories: 2F
  • Building area: 39.93
  • Total floor area: 79.50
  • Site area: 82.64

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“House in hieidaira” in Shiga, Japan by Tato architects

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Article source: Tato architects

Located in a rural part of Japan on the flank of Mount Hiei north of Kyoto, this house was designed for an artist who required a studio, living space as well as to accommodate his parents. The house has been designed as a collection of three independent but related structures that reference the local vernacular of predominantly small pitched roof cottages. It was thought that to try to accommodate all of the required programmatical functions in one structure would result in a too large building. Also there were concerns from the planning authority that activities in the studio may result in disturbance to neighbouring residents.

Image Courtesy © Satoshi shigeta

Image Courtesy © Satoshi shigeta

  • Architects: Tato architects
  • Project: House in hieidaira
  • Location: Shiga, Japan
  • Photography: Satoshi shigeta & Yousuke Takeda
  • Principal designer: Yo shimada
  • Client: Couple(Artist&Visual Designer)
  • Program: House&atelier
  • General contractor: Takahashi Koumuten
  • Site area: 490.00m2
  • Building area: 116.01m2
  • Total floor area: 186.14m2
  • Design period: Apr. 2008 – Dec. 2009
  • Construction period: Dec. 2009 – Apr. 2010
  • Cost: \20 million

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Yutaka Kindergarten in Saitama, Japan by SUGAWARADAISUKE

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Article source: SUGAWARADAISUKE 

Yutaka Kindergarten is built on a steady philosophy of play-based education, encouraging children to develop their thinking actively. Space that offer diversity of experiences by stimulating children to explore and develop their thinking was required to practice this education policy. In order to respond to its needs, we traced the word “kindergarten” to its origin – “children’s garden” – and converted the site into gardens for diverse children’s activities. Three approaches were adopted to realize the ‘gardens of learning through play’.

Image Courtesy © Jeremie Souteyrat

Image Courtesy © Jeremie Souteyrat

  • Architects: SUGAWARADAISUKE
  • Project: Yutaka Kindergarten
  • Location: Saitama, Japan
  • Photography: Jeremie Souteyrat
  • Software used: ACAD, Rhino, Photoshop
  • Concept Design/Schematic Design/Design Development: SUGAWARADAISUKE (Daisuke Sugawara, Masayuki Harada, Noriyuki Ueakasaka, Hiroshi Narahara)
  • Structure Design: OHNO JAPAN
  • Facility Design: YMO
  • Planting Design: GA Yamazaki
  • Scheme of Sign: Masaki Hanahara
  • Construction: Okaken Koji Co., Ltd.
  • Client: Yutaka Kindergarten (more…)

House with a courtyard and a garage in Chiba, Japan by tai_tai STUDIO

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Article source: tai_tai STUDIO

He has SUZUKI’s big-size bike. She has HONDA’s big-size bike, too.They want to have a garage for 2 big-bikes in their house.

They wanted a house where there is a courtyard in the one-story. They wanted a home, such as use continuously the kitchen and the living room or bedroom through a courtyard. So we thought the arrangement small huts, such as surrounding the courtyard.

Image Courtesy © Hisashi okamoto

Image Courtesy © Hisashi okamoto

  • Architects: tai_tai STUDIO
  • Project: House with a courtyard and a garage
  • Location: Yotukaidou-city, Chiba, Japan  
  • Photography: Hisashi okamoto
  • Site area: 229.4
  • Architectural area: 132.4
  • Total floor area: 141.4
  • Year: 2015

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HOUSE OF CONTRAST in Tokyo, Japan by KEY OPERATION INC./ ARCHITECTS

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Article source: KEY OPERATION INC./ ARCHITECTS

A home for a couple and child stands on a lot 3.7 meters wide and 17 meters deep. Planning of the home focused on how to develop a pleasant layout with sufficient perspective for this slim lot. The lots to the left and right were also for sale and of similar breadth and depth. The plan assumed that spacing between the houses would be tight. Morover, the site is on a grade that rises by over 2 meters from the street facing. The ground floor where the entrance is located gradually submerges underground toward the back, where no inlets are possible.

Image Courtesy © KEY OPERATION INC./ ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © KEY OPERATION INC./ ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: KEY OPERATION INC./ ARCHITECTS, Architect\ Akira Koyama
  • Project: HOUSE OF CONTRAST
  • Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Client ∕ Developer: Private
  • Structural Engineer:  Azusagawa Sekkei
  • Construction: Tokyo Gumi
  • Site Area: 37.84m2
  • Construct Area: 37.84m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 74.92m2
  • Floor Numbers: 3
  • Design: (from April 2009 to July 2009)
  • Completion: (from August 2009 to December 2009)

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House of bookshelf in Yamanashi, Japan by S PLUS ONE

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Article source: S PLUS ONE

There was the existing building between a vineyard and the mountain. It is a plan under the comfortable environment where there is the big park which is famous for Japanese pine, and Mount Fuji is seen over a park from the second floor of the building.

Image Courtesy © Naoki Kobayashi

Image Courtesy © Naoki Kobayashi

  • Architects: S PLUS ONE
  • Project: House of bookshelf
  • Location: Yamanashi, Japan
  • Photography: Naoki Kobayashi
  • Site area: 400
  • Total floor area: 178
  • Completion date: 9.2015

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