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House in Yamanote, Japan by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Article source: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

When I came for the first time on this project site, the whole site was covered in the shade. Because there is a 6-story apartment complex is built in the site south side. I propose this project about a relation with the natural light in the shadow place.

Image Courtesy © Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Image Courtesy © Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

  • Architects: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
  • Project: House in Yamanote
  • Location: Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
  • Site Area: 245.12m2
  • Built Area: 82.09m2
  • Total Floor Area: 110.64m2
  • Type of Construction: Wooden
  • Exterior Materials: paint finish
  • Interior Materials: paint finish (more…)

House in Sayama, Japan by Coo Planning

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Article source: Coo Planning

This small house in the town of Sayama, in Osaka, Japan, sits in a quiet neighborhood and was designed for a couple and their two-child by the Osaka-based firm,Coo Planning.

Image Courtesy © Yuko Tada

Image Courtesy © Yuko Tada

  • Architects: Coo Planning / Akiyoshi Nakao
  • Project: House in Sayama
  • Location: Osakasayama, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Yuko Tada
  • Building type:residential
  • Scale:two-story + roof terrace
  • Site area:72.29square meters
  • Building area:103.74 square meters
  • Project year : 2014

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Y Ballet School in Tokushima, Japan by y+M design office Co.

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Article source: y+M design office Co.

We planned the classic ballet school in a quiet residential area in Tokushima city. Scale of the site is same as house. So we planned parking area for cars and bicycles outside and a few rooms for office and dressing inside of the 1st floor. At the whole of 2nd floor, we planned classic ballet studio as much as possibly widely.

Image Courtesy © Yohei Sasakura

Image Courtesy © Yohei Sasakura

  • Architects: y+M design office Co.
  • Project: Y Ballet School
  • Location: Tokushima, Japan
  • Photography: Yohei Sasakura, y+M design office Co.
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Use: Ballet School
  • Site Area:204.22㎡
  • Building Area:116.82㎡
  • Total Floor Area:191.86㎡
  • Structure:Steel Construction

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YAKISUGI HOUSE in Shiojiri, Japan by MTK architects

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Article source: MTK architects

This timber house for 2 generations is located along the historical road Nakasendoin quiet and rich natural surroundings in Nagano prefecture, Japan.

Image Courtesy © Yuko Tada

Image Courtesy © Yuko Tada

  • Architects: MTK architects
  • Project: YAKISUGI HOUSE
  • Location: Shiojiri-City, Nagano Pref. Japan 
  • Photography: Yuko Tada
  • Software used: CAD, Vectorworks
  • Architect In Charge: Akira Metoki
  • Structural Engineer: Hidemasa Nagata
  • Area: 195.65 sqm
  • Site Area:775.38 sqm
  • Year: 2013

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Zaha Hadid Architects Release Video Presentation and Report on New National Stadium in Tokyo

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

The Video Presentation and Report (weblinks below) outline in detail the unique design for the New National Stadium which has been developed over two years to be the most compact and efficient stadium for this very special location in Tokyo. Zaha Hadid Architects welcomes a new contractor bidding process for the New National Stadium to reduce costs and ensure value for money in terms of quality, durability and long-term sustainability.

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Release Video Presentation and Report on New National Stadium
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan

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House of the Frame in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan by S PLUS ONE architecture

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Article source: S PLUS ONE architecture

The residence built to the rich green site surrounded by mountains.

Image Courtesy © Astushi Isida

Image Courtesy © Astushi Isida

  • Architects: S PLUS ONE architecture
  • Project: House of the Frame
  • Location: Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Astushi Isida                
  • Principal use: house
  • Completion date: 10.2012
  • Building site: Yamanashi
  • Site area: 252.73㎡
  • Total floor area: 110.16㎡
  • structure: wood structure

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Home between Earth and Sky-Passive House with Sundial in Heguri, Japan by Kikuma Watanabe

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Article source: Kikuma Watanabe

This home in Japan is passive house in where a sundial is set. By adapting the passive system the internal spaces support a comfortable environment where in summer it is naturally cool and in the winter it is warm. This ecological technology aids this passive system using the sun and the wind for an effective air conditioner.

view from north, Image Courtesy © Kikuma Watanabe

view from north, Image Courtesy © Kikuma Watanabe

  • Architects: Kikuma Watanabe
  • Project: Home between Earth and Sky-Passive House with Sundial
  • Location: Kasugaoka, Heguri, Ikoma district, Nara pref, Japan
  • Photography: Kikuma Watanabe
  • Software used: Cad soft, Vectorworks
  • Firm: D Environmental Design System Laboratory
  • Leading architect: Kikuma Watanabe
  • Design team: Tetsuo Kataoka 
  • Structure: Syunya Takahashi+ D Environmental Design System Laboratory
  • Construction: Fushimi builder’s office
  • Site area: 357.41m2
  • Building area: 98.87m2
  • Total floor area: 143.97m2 (1st floor area 95.74m2, 2nd floor area 48.23m2)
  • Project year: 2015

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Towada civic center plaza in Japan by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

This wooden building was constructed as the city’s community center for people to gather. We repeated the roofs for the façade so that it could merge into the neighboring townscape of small houses.

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Project: Towada civic center plaza
  • Location: Towada, Aomori, Japan
  • Photography: Kenta Hasegawa
  • Type: Community center
  • Design:Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Structure: Jun Sato Structural Engineering
  • Machinery: Kankyo Engineering
  • Textile: Kengo Kuma & Associates + Yoko Ando Design
  • Design period: 2012.1 ~ 2013.2 (more…)

“House in Setagaya” project in Japan by Tender Inc. / Satoshi Miyazaki

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Article source: Tender Inc. / Satoshi Miyazaki

In such a small house site in Tokyo, it’s common to build several small levels up  to keep enough space for living. In this project,considering this style very positively,  each floor has one simple room style:

1F: Bath room and small atelier
2F: Living & Dining
3F: Master bedroom and children’s room
4F: loof top

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

Image Courtesy © Yasunori Shimomura

  • Architects: Tender Inc. / Satoshi Miyazaki
  • Project: “House in Setagaya” project
  • Location: Setagaya, Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Photography: Yasunori Shimomura
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project year: 2015

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Oita Prefectural Art Museum in Japan by Shigeru Ban Architects

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Article source: Shigeru Ban Architects

Typical museums are usually a closed building type which prevents the public from knowing what activities are going on inside and deprives them of the chance to enjoy art.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Hirai

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Hirai

  • Architects: Shigeru Ban Architects 
  • Project: Oita Prefectural Art Museum
  • Location: Oita, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Hirai

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