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“House in Tsudanuma” in Narashino, JAPAN by Shigeru Fuse

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Article source: Shigeru Fuse

The house is for a married couple in their forties, located in the city of Narashino. It is situated on the edge of a residential neighborhood and a commercial district that stretches form the station, with large-scale stores nearby. The house faces an eight meter wide street classified as an urban roadway, with busy traffic due to its proximity to the train station. The client wished for a concrete house, where all spaces are stringed together in sequence, while also maintaining the privacy and freedom of a spacious living space.

Image Courtesy © Shigeru Fuse

Image Courtesy © Shigeru Fuse

  • Architects: Shigeru Fuse
  • Project: House in Tsudanuma
  • Location: Narashino, JAPAN
  • Structural Engineers: YsutakaKonishi
  • Design Team: fuse-atelier + Musashino Art University (fuse-studio)
  • Site area: 133.27m2
  • Building area: 63.83 m2
  • Gross internal floor area: 153.41 m2
  • Floor: 3-Storey
  • Completion of work: 2014

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Floating House in Siga, Japan by Satoru Hirota Architects

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Article source: Satoru Hirota Architects

“House to be floating in the rural landscape” It is a house built along the main road in a rural city.

(This house also includes gallery and studio.) In order to protect the residents from the surrounding any kind of noise, House has been surrounded by a gradual circular wall. When enter the inside of the wall, there is a serene space. The first floor is composed by three concrete volumes. Garage and gallery (for embroidery artist), and study.

Image Courtesy © Satoru Hirota Architects

Image Courtesy © Satoru Hirota Architects

  • Architects: Satoru Hirota Architects 
  • Project: Floating House
  • Location: Siga, Japan
  • Structural design: nieda+hisaeda architects / Taizen Nieda + Mitsuyoshi Yoshida
  • Site area: 526.99m2
  • Building area: 146.32m2
  • Total floor area: 197.37m2

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YOC Japanese restaurant renovation in Kyoto, Japan by GENETO

Friday, June 19th, 2015
Article source: GENETO

The site is located in between Kyoto and Nara, and this area was prospered as post station before.

This Japanese-style restaurant was established in 1624 and used as hotel for traveller. Now it has been continued as a japanese-style restaurant.

Facade.(daytime), Image Courtesy © Yasutake Kondo

Facade.(daytime), Image Courtesy © Yasutake Kondo

  • Architects: GENETO (Koji Yamanaka, Yuji Yamanaka, Asako Yamashita, ShizukaYoshimatsu)
  • Project: YOC Japanese restaurant renovation
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Yasutake Kondo
  • Site area: 890m2
  • Building area: 429m2 (more…)

L’angolino in Gunma prefecture, Japan by GENETO

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Article source: GENETO

It’s an Italian restaurant being become an opportunity to develop the local identity, made by self-build.

This is an Italian restaurant in Gunma prefecture.

In contrast to a big city, this town has a typical local city view. There are many chain stores and giant shopping stores in roadside.

The client is originally from here and he has a strong thought that his hometown should have identity and it needs a place(restaurant) which can be a foothold for local people.

Image Courtesy © Yasutake Kondo

Image Courtesy © Yasutake Kondo

  • Architects: GENETO
  • Project: L’angolino
  • Location: Tatebayashi city in Gunma, Japan
  • Photography: Yasutake Kondo
  • Structural engineer: Takashi Takamizawa

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ANA CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL HIROSHIMA CHAPEL in Japan by NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Article source: NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD

A wondrous, sun-dappled chapel

Concept of total excellence
This is a new chapel that opened in a hotel located in the global tourism city of Hiroshima. Focusing on the fact that this chapel’s birth in the lobby area would make it the face of the hotel and convey its brand message, the design concept was to create a distinctive, unrivalled space. Since this chapel faces the hotel’s courtyard, wooden lattice panels were used to create a wondrous, sun-dappled chapel that is integrated with the garden.

IImage Courtesy © Nacása & Partners

Image Courtesy © Nacása & Partners

  • Architects: NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD
  • Project: ANA CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL HIROSHIMA CHAPEL
  • Location: Hiroshima, Japan
  • Photography: Nacása & Partners
  • Software used: CAD
  • Designer: Takashi FUJII
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esprit-N in Nara, Japan by Tsukano Architect Office

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Article source: Tsukano Architect Office

This house was designed to be situated among the mountains of Nara Prefecture located in Midwest of Japan. The south side of the house place is connecting with the gentle slopes, we can see green valleys under us without any concern of people eyes. The client is a married couple having one child. They wanted to house that “living” by physically itself linked directly to the atmosphere, with fostering their kids. So, they planned the house which was pulled out from the mountain, as the solid blocks. The pulled out land exposes the soil surface on the top of the land, it includes the buds of the plants as well as life of the insects in the walls.

Image Courtesy © Tsukano Architect Office

Image Courtesy © Tsukano Architect Office

  • Architects: Tsukano Architect Office
  • Project: esprit-N
  • Location: Nara, Japan
  • Structure: S+RC
  • Site area: 453.2 sqm
  • Building area: 137.0 sqm
  • Total floor area: 137.0 sqm

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House in Suita, Japan by NRM*Architects Office

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Article source: NRM*Architects Office

One corner in the uptown where the site is typical. A residence hand is a young married couple. I put the thing which makes the cost a compressed rational plan, private securement, good lighting, ventilation and future’s child rearing in the view, was conscious of the spatial structure which stimulates susceptibility and planned in the limited budget.

Image Courtesy © NRM*Architects Office

Image Courtesy © NRM*Architects Office

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The Tomihiro Art Museum in Gunma, Japan by aat+makoto yokomizo architects

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Article source: aat+makoto yokomizo architects

Located in a mountain village beside a man-made lake two and a half hours’ drive north of Tokyo, the Tomihiro Museum is dedicated to the work of local poet-illustrator Tomihiro Hoshino.  Since 1991, when the Museum first opened on the refurbished premises of a disused home for the elderly, an average of more than 1000 persons a day have made the trip here, for a ten-year total of over 4 million visitors—a surprising number considering the remote location.

looking at the cafė from the garden, Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

looking at the cafė from the garden, Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: aat+makoto yokomizo architects
  • Project: The Tomihiro Art Museum
  • Location: Azuma, Gunma, Japan
  • Photography: Christian Richters, Shigeru Ohno, Christoffer Rudquist, Makoto yokomizo
  • Client: Azuma village
  • Graphic design: Yukimasa Matzda / ushiwakamaru matzda office
  • Structure: steel frame + reinforced concrete / 1story
  • Engineer: ARUP JAPAN (Mitsuhiro Kanada) (more…)

Checkered House in Tokyo, Japan by Takeshi Shikauchi Architect Office

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Article source: Takeshi Shikauchi Architect Office

This is a house in the urban city using wood.

It is getting more and more difficult to use wood for housing in the city. We see wooden houses but it costs a lot of money for disaster prevention and maintenance.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Takeshi Shikauchi Architect Office
  • Project: Checkered House
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Designer: Takeshi Shikauchi / Takeshi Shikauchi Architect Office
  • Structure design: Ohno JAPAN
  • Collaborative design: Yuko Suzuki Architecture Office
  • Total area: 117.9㎡
  • Completion: March / 2015

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House in SYUKUGAWA, Japan by NRM*Architects Office

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Article source: NRM*Architects Office

It is a small house for the young family.
It captures accurately the characteristics of the site, you have to plan that maximize the potential possessed by the site.
It is a corner lot to Seddo to the west and south, but the west is a facade that is closed to traffic volume is large, we have a plan that can take advantage of the south side of the park as a scenic backdrop.

Image Courtesy © NRM*Architects Office

Image Courtesy © NRM*Architects Office

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