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“House in Umezu” in Kyoto City, Japan by Koyori DATT

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Article source: Koyori, DATT

It is a wooden two-story house located in a residential area of fire prevention zone of Ukyo area in Kyoto city.

The inhabitants are a married couple in their late 20s and their children.

The site is a sunny airy three-way corner lot.

Image Courtesy © Kosuke Arakawa

  • Architects: Koyori DATT (Nahoko Nakamura, Masahiko Nakamura, Keita Ikebe, Taichi Ito)
  • Project: House in Umezu
  • Location: Kyoto City, Japan
  • Photography: Kosuke Arakawa
  • Structure: Kaneko Takeshi structural design office
  • Main structure: Wood
  • Lot area: 100.70m2
  • Total floor area: 92.748m2
  • Completion: June, 2015

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Hourglass in Gunma, Japan by Studio LOOP

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: Studio LOOP

Hourglass is a minimalist residence located in Gunma, Japan, designed by Studio LOOP. The exterior of the house is characterized by blue galvanized panels and an array of wooden accents. The building is constructed of two main volumes, connected in the middle by a transparent walkway. The interior is composed of wooden walls and ceilings that match the bespoke cabinetry and furniture found throughout the space. The floors are a darker grain of wood that shift to walnut on the upper level.

Image Courtesy © Studio LOOP

  • Architects: Studio LOOP
  • Project: Hourglass
  • Location: Gunma, Japan
  • Software used: SketchUp, 3dS Max, Autocad, Vectorworks, Photoshop

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House in Hanareyama, Japan by Kidosaki Architects Studio

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Article source: Kidosaki Architects Studio  

The surrounding of the site located at the foot of the Hanareyama, overlooking the landmark of the region in north orientation, shows the spread of the trees grown up in years. We tried to produce an architecture with the dignified presence, which has both free spirited and subtle quality- by placing a one-storied house maintaining a low building profile that dynamically extends in east and west orientation with sharply extending eaves on the building for exaggerating the horizontality against the surrounding landscape with bold yet delicate vertical quality.

Image Courtesy © Kidosaki Architects Studio

  • Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • Project: House in Hanareyama
  • Location: Hanareyama, Japan
  • Structural Engineer: Takashi Manda Structure Design-Takashi Manda, Mitsuru Kobayashi
  • Project Architect: Hirotaka Kidosaki, Satoshi Itasaka
  • Main contractor: Niitsu Gumi
  • Gross internal floor area: 293.73 m2
  • Site area: 3387.23m2
  • Built area: 375.39m2
  • Start on site date: October 2008
  • Construction: From October 2008 to July 2009

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Moma place in Hokkaido, Japan by AKASAKA SHINICHIRO ATELIER

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Article source: AKASAKA SHINICHIRO ATELIER

A tenant building built on the site overlooks the Maruyama Park, the place of recreation and relaxation for Sapporo citizen. The client requested the portion of the building to be used as a residence in the future.  Due to such request, the overall form of the building is designed to maintain the calm atmosphere as a residence, while the first floor and the second floor containing a store having higher transparency to be able to show the presence as the shop to outside.

Image Courtesy © Koji Sakai

  • Architects: AKASAKA SHINICHIRO ATELIER
  • Project:  Moma place
  • Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Photography: Koji Sakai
  • Site area: 265㎡
  • Building area: 159㎡
  • Gross floor area: 440㎡
  • Design period: 2009
  • Construction period: 2010

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Around the Corner Grain in Saitama, Japan by Eureka + MARU。architecture

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Eureka

A landscape of livings woven together

A project of a 7 unit apartment on a corner of a suburban residential district.The project aims to create a landscape of diverse livings appearing from each external space placed randomly throughout the apartment.

Image Courtesy © Ookura Hideki

  • Architects: Eureka + MARU。architecture (Yohei Takano, Sachiko Morita)
  • Project: Around the Corner Grain
  • Location: Urawa-ward Saitama city Saitama prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Ookura Hideki
  • Lead Architects: Inagaki Junya, Sano Satoshi, Hori Eisuke
  • Project architects: Emi Sano(ex-staff), Hikaru Takei(ex-staff), Kazunori Yamaguchi(ex-staff), Tomonori Kajita(ex-staff), Naoki Inomata, Kyohei Takahashi(ex-staff)
  • Client: Katsuhiro Honda

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Dragon Court Village in Aichi, Japan by Eureka

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Article source: Eureka 

Within our fieldwork in Asian cities and villages, conducted against a backdrop of increased threats from severe weather and global warming, we sometimes encounter with adaptable housing cultures that border against natural disasters; ecological and customary architectural behaviors that have likened to elements of the natural environment; and methods to help maintain and continue such things. Today, with the rapid urbanization of Southeast Asia, especially from China to the Indochina, the act of observing native and traditional architectures and villages is synonymous with observing their very own destruction and acceptance. The life of barely scraping by, sometimes becoming subject to unlawfully dense surroundings, is very much reliant on the ability to tolerate ambiguity, semitransparent and gradational special qualities, and the architecture`s redundant and updating nature. In this scheme, such qualities were pulled into a tangible plan.

Image Courtesy © Ookura Hideki

  • Architects: Eureka
  • Project: Dragon Court Village
  • Location: Aichi, Japan
  • Photography: Ookura Hideki
  • Lead Architects: Inagaki Junya, Sano Satoshi, Nagai Takuo, Hori Eisuke
  • Project architects: Kazutoshi Sugimoto(ex-staff), Yuki Nagasawa(ex-staff), Hiroyuki Tsukada(ex-staff), Kazunori Yamaguchi(ex-staff)
  • Client: Yutaka real estate
  • Consultants: The University of Siga Prefecture-Nagai Takuo

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Sugamo Shinkin Bank / Nakaaoki branch in Saitama, Japan by emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Article source: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Sugamo Shinkin Bank is a credit union that strives to provide first-rate hospitality to its customers in accordance with its motto: “we take pleasure in serving happy customers”. Nakaaoki branch is the forth branch where Emmanuelle has been commissioned to handle the architectural and interior design. The common request for all branches is to create a bank where people wish to stay longer and naturally feel to come back again. Nakaaoki branch is located on the corner of major intersection, where there is a frequent movement of cars, busses, bicycles, and people. Taking this unique location as a characteristic, the façade is designed to be rhythmical that changes expression as people see from different angles.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

  • Architects: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design (emmanuelle moureaux)    
  • Project: Sugamo Shinkin Bank / Nakaaoki branch
  • Location: 1-1-1 Kamiaoki Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama 333-0844, Japan
  • Photography: Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners
  • Client: Sugamo Shinkin Bank
  • General Contractor: Shiraishi Construction Corporation
  • Colored aluminum cubes: Kikukawa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Structure: Steel Structure
  • Site Area: 560.86 m2
  • Floor Area: 588.07 m2 (1F/264.976 m2   2F/296.808 m2   RF/26.286 m2
  • Open: June 02, 2014

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Villa in Kirishima, Japan by Atelier KAN

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Article source: Atelier KAN

It is a villa built in the mountains of Kirishima famous as a summer resort with rich natural hot springs. A spectacular view over Kinko Bay and Sakurajima spreads beyond the south slope. In order to make use of the superb view, we adopted a structure in which the approach level floats as it is against the slope in order to make the viewpoint higher than the grounding property. Also, in order to preserve the natural topography, I widened the jumping part and reduced the ground contacting surface. Horizontal line floating in the vertical line of trees is the essential point of design, finish the roof of the horizontal plane and the floor board white, and the vertical elements such as pillars are made to release concrete with texture. It is an image that the floor board and the wall board protruded from the wall of the concrete piercing the slope.

Image Courtesy © Atelier KAN

  • Architects: Atelier KAN
  • Project: Villa in Kirishima
  • Location: Kirishima, Japan

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The Duplicated Edge in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan by KTX archiLAB

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Article source: KTX archiLAB 

Toshin Satellite Preparatory schools gained considerable place in the Japanese cram schools business despite being subject to a strong competition. This development is mostly due to the perpetual seeking of space renewal and services improvements

For its location in Kawanishi, the school needed new reception, consultation and conference spaces in order to be more attractive and provide better accessibility to both subscribed and prospective students.

From Entrance, Image Courtesy © Stirling Elmendorf

  • Architects: KTX archiLAB
  • Project: The Duplicated Edge
  • Location: Kawanishi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Stirling Elmendorf
  • Client: Matsuo Gakuin
  • Head Architect Designer: Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Area: 108sqm
  • Date of Completion: March 2017

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Wilson House in Chiba, Japan by Klein Dytham architecture

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Article source: Klein Dytham architecture 

Wilson House is a weekend house in a relaxed beachside town in Chiba, an hour and a half by train from Tokyo.

The house combines the aspirations of both client and architect – the client wanted the house to have a feeling of real solidity, and Klein Dytham architecture was keen to open the house to its magnificent setting. In meeting these two goals, KDa found inspiration in the wooden platform trays – called sanbo – found in Japan’s Shinto temples. These small trays have a built-in stand, and are used in Shinto rituals to present offerings of food or other special items to the enshrined gods. KDa reinterpreted this form as a building with a solid base – two heavy walls of concrete supporting a concrete tray. Arranged on this tray is the “offering” – a variety of lightweight, wooden-framed boxes.

Image Courtesy © Klein Dytham architecture

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