Posts Tagged ‘Japan’
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
- 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
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
- 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
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
- 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
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
- Architects: Furuichi and Associates
- Project: Rokkatei Makomanai Hall
- Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
- Photography: Hiroshi Ito
- Structure: Umezawa Structural Engineers lab.
- Project year: 2002
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
- 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
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
- Architects: Domino Architects
- Project: J House
- Location: Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa, Japan
- Photography: Gottingham
- Design Team:Yusuke Oono
- Area: 91 sqm + balcony
- Project Year: 2015
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
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
- Architects: F.A.D.S
- Project: The House for Contemporary Art
- Location: Fukui Prefecture, Japan
- Photography: Hiroshi UEDA
- Software used: Vectorworks
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
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)
- 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