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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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“House on Stylobate” in Nara, Japan by y+M design office Co.

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Article source: y+M design office Co.

Concept

The house is located at the base of Ikoma Mountain near the prefecture’s border between Osaka and Nara. We planed the house for young couple. The area is gradually changed from terraced rice fields to residential zone in accordance with time passing.

Image Courtesy © Yohei Sasakura

Image Courtesy © Yohei Sasakura

  • Architects: y+M design office Co.
  • Project: ”House on Stylobate”
  • Location: Nara, Japan
  • Photography: Yohei Sasakura
  • Site Area:165.49
  • Building Area:61.69
  • Total Floor Area: 107.61

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MODE GAKUEN Cocoon Tower in Tokyo, Japan by Tange Associates

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: Tange Associates

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is located in Tokyo’s distinctive Nishi-Shinjuku high-rise district and contains 3 different schools: Tokyo Mode Gakuen (fashion), HAL Tokyo (IT and digital contents) and Shuto Iko (medical treatments and care). The building’s innovative shape and cutting edge façade embodies our unique “Cocoon” concept.

Full view from south, Image Courtesy © Koji Horiuchi

Full view from south, Image Courtesy © Koji Horiuchi

  • Architects: Tange Associates
  • Project: MODE GAKUEN Cocoon Tower
  • Location: 1-7-3 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Koji Horiuchi
  • Function: Vocational school, retail, hall, parking facilities
  • Site area: 5,172.72 square meter
  • Building area: 3,541.56 square meter
  • Total Floor Area: 80,865.42 square meter
  • Stories: 50 levels with 4 basement levels and 2 penthouse levels
  • Height: 203.65 m
  • Structure: Steel construction with concrete filled tube column (more…)

Shawl House in Ehime, Japan by y+M design office Co.

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: y+M design office Co. 

Concept

We planned the house for a client family (married couple and their two children) at the site whose shape is like a flagstaff and surrounded by neighbor’s house in Imabari-City Ehime.

Image Courtesy © Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasya

Image Courtesy © Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasya

  • Architects: y+M design office Co.
  • Project: Shawl House
  • Location: Ehime, Japan
  • Photography: Yohei Sasakura / Sasa no kurasya
  • Site Area: 316.06
  • Building Area: 118.63
  • Total Floor Area: 136.58
  • Completion Date: Apr.2014

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Ishibe House in Shiga Prefecture, Japan by ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Article source: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE 

Concept

The hope of this client is to live in a house just like a renovated warehouse. The type of houses is diversified into various kinds, and such a house is prevalent on the ground of financial terms. However, there’re problems as regarding heat insulation capacity and construction to convert a warehouse into a house. As a result, it costs the same amount as new construction. Therefore, we built a new house like a renovated warehouse pursuing diversified and productive open spaces.

Image Courtesy © ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

Image Courtesy © ALTS DESIGN OFFICE

  • Architects: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE 
  • Project: Ishibe House
  • Location: Shiga Prefecture, Japan
  • Member: Sumiou Mizumoto / Yoshitaka Kuga

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D.S Nursery in Ibaragi, Japan by HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Article source: HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro 

The site is surrounded by rice field where wind blows through well.

This is one of the areas with much quantity of wind-generated electricity in Japan, and this project is based on the concept of “wind”.

Planning is layout corridor of the ring shape as an image that wind around and each room volume as blade of the windmill.

Consequently, even while maintaining the independence, there is a sense of unity through the corridor and courtyard.

Image Courtesy © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue

Image Courtesy © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue

  • Architects: HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro 
  • Project: D.S Nursery
  • Location: Ibaragi, Japan
  • Photography: Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue
  • Software used: AutoCad and ArchiCad
  • Site area: 7179.41sqm
  • Surface area: 1710.22sqm
  • Building area: 1464.90sqm

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TWIN HOUSE in Kouchi, Japan by y+M design office Co.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Article source: y+M design office Co.

The house is located on an overcrowded residential area in Kouchi city. We planned the house to be filled up capacity of the premise whose size is width 6 meters * depth 17 meters.

Image Courtesy © Yohei Sasakura

Image Courtesy © Yohei Sasakura

  • Architects: y+M design office Co.
  • Project: TWIN HOUSE
  • Location: Kouchi, Japan
  • Photography: Yohei Sasakura
  • Use:House
  • Site Area:114.39㎡
  • Building Area:66.40㎡
  • Total Floor Area:127.08㎡
  • Structure:Wooden Construction
  • Completion Date: Dec.2014

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HOUSE IN IKOMA, JAPAN by Arbol

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Article source: Arbol

Double height ceiling space at earth floor connects the entire rooms and the family The request of the clients was earth floor, and a spacious open place like studio, as they’d like to feel sense of unity as a family.

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

  • Architects: Arbol
  • Project: HOUSE IN IKOMA
  • Location: Ikoma-city, Nara JAPAN
  • Photography: Yasunori Shimomura
  • Designer: Yousaku Tsutsumi
  • Builder: kenchikukoubou Act homes
  • Site area: 132.26 totalfloor 85.03
  • First floor: 47.31 second floor | 37.62
  • House member: couple + child
  • Period: June 2014 – January 2015

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