Posts Tagged ‘Japan’
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Article source: DAISAKU HANAMOTO ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES
This house is located in the village where the old houses built irregulary along the slope.
When I first saw this village, I was fascinate with the view. The view of all those old houses along the slop looked so neat and organized, and also the ridgeline of the mountain and sky looked so clear and beautiful.
Image Courtesy © KENJI Masunaga
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
Article source: Jo Nagasaka／Schemata Architects
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Panasonic Corporation, 100 BANCH was established as an innovative work platform where Panasonic works in collaboration with future generations to create new values that will help shaping the next 100 years. The first floor is a cafe space “KITCHEN” organized and run by Cafe Company; the second floor is a work space “GARAGE” for project members who are concurrently developing multiple projects; the third floor is a collaborative space “LOFT” for creation of new values for the next 100 years. Schemata Architects was responsible for the overall exterior design and interior design of the second and third floors. “GARAGE” on the second floor has a very low ceiling height of 2015 mm, but we decided to make the best use of the low, hand-reachable ceiling to bring out the unique potential of the space that would be used as the creative platform intended to imagine the next 100 years. We designed a ceiling-mounted lighting and power supply socket using the “duplex lamp socket”, which is an iconic product invented by Konosuke Matsushita, the founder of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (the former company name of Panasonic), and installed the sockets at 750-mm intervals on the ceiling; they can be directly and easily attached/detached by hand so that users can arrange the work space flexibly on their own and use light and power at any location. In order to extend such freedom of movement vertically as well as horizontally, automatic height adjustable tables are adopted, allowing people to stand and sit freely and consequently creating a highly flexible expandable work place where they can work or hold meetings anywhere.
Image Courtesy © Jo Nagasaka／Schemata Architects
Friday, September 29th, 2017
Article source: KASA ARCHITECTS
This is a one-storey residential house for a family of four―a couple and two children―and is built in Komoro City, Nagano Prefecture. With views of Mount Asama to the north and the Yatsugatake Mountains far south, I planned a simple one-storey house with a shed roof and an open space in the south side. This property of about 450 ㎡ is in the shape of a flagpole, where the pole part accounts for 80 ㎡. I decided to start with the plan for the environment―the placement and arrangement of the building and the design of the environment for the remaining 370 ㎡. I thought about how to achieve a design for people’s lives to flourish as they interact with the site, carefully identifying each factor individually, such as the flow of movement to the grandparents’ house located next door, handling the cold down wind from Mount Asama, preserving the view on the south side of the Yatsugatake Mountains in the distance, the connection to the outside of the property, the flow of air, etc. Then, by creating a configuration akin to a courtyard by arranging the building in an L-shape and arranging trees on the other side that had a slope to create a lush environment as well as a flow of movement to the grandparents’ house, I aimed to create an environment connected to real nature where families could connect.
Image Courtesy © ikunori yamamoto
- Architects: KASA ARCHITECTS (shin kasakake)
- Project: House Komoro
- Location: Komoro, Nagano, Japan
- Photography: Ikunori Yamamoto
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 111.43 sqm
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Article source: Fumihiko Sano Studio
LIFE SPACE UX is a SONY’s new brand born with a concept to fit in daily life. I designed a space to showcase its series of products.
I picked the idea of “Shichu no sankyo” in Japanese tea ceremony terms as a theme of this project, this is the idea of a country cottage built in the middle of a modern metropolis and also suggests another dimension therefore I built a modern Japanese space in the center of Ginza, Tokyo.
Image Courtesy © Koichiro Kutsuna
- Architects: Fumihiko Sano Studio (studio PHENOMENON)
- Project: Shichu no Sankyo
- Location: 5-5-3-1 Ginza,Chuo-ku,Tokyo,104-0061,Japan
- Photography: Koichiro Kutsuna
- Client: SONY
- Construction: GARA / Michikusa
- Produce: The Tea Room
- Site area: 90.52 m²
- Completion: 10/2016
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
Article source: Doyle Collection
Délirium Café opened at Ginza Tokyo, off the main street where many attractive small restaurants stand side by side along the off-street. It has a narrow entrance with the width of 3 meters. Whereas it is a unique shaped café with the depth of 30 meters long. To make an effective use of this shape, we divided the area into three sections. Every section has their original characteristics.
Image Courtesy © Satoru Umetsu And Nacasa&Partners
- Architects: Doyle Collection
- Project: Délirium Café
- Location: 5-9-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
- Photography: Satoru Umetsu And Nacasa&Partners
- Client: Ever Brew Co,.Ltd.
- Designer: Aiji Inoue, Masaru Kobayashi
- Area: 146.7 sqm
- Open: 1st, May, 2015
Monday, September 18th, 2017
Article source: Nagasaka／Schemata Architects
TODAY’S SPECIAL opened their third shop as a “shop-in-shop” at BAL in Kyoto. Our design is based on the original spatial concept of TODAY’S SPECIAL, which are “light”, “standard” and “DIY”.
Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota
- Architects: Nagasaka／Schemata Architects
- Project: Today’s Special Kyoto
- Location: KyotoBAL 4F 251 Yamazaki-cho Kawaramachi-Sanjo Sagaru Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-City Kyoto Japan
- Photography: Takumi Ota
- Project team: Masami Nakata
- Usage: Gift Shop
- Construction: DECOR Co.,Ltd. (interior), New Constructor’s Network Co., Ltd. (wood angle)
- Site area: 284.02㎡
- Completion: 08/2015
Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Article source: Jun Igarashi Architects
I keep on design activities in Hokkaido, so most of my projects ran there. By designing in a remarkably cold, I continued thinking on response to completely different contexts from other areas. They are mainly “cold” and “snow”. Of course there are other various things to deal with, but these contexts have the great impact. In this state, I felt the possibility of “a windbreak room” and thought about the expansion and diversity.
Image Courtesy © Ikuya Sasaki
- Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
- Project: Roof and Rectangular House
- Location: Tomakomai, Japan
- Photography: Ikuya Sasaki
- Software used: Vectorworks, Illustrator
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
Article source: Y.Architectural Design
My client whose hobby is D.I.Y wanted to actively engage in the house-building.
Her desire was to build storage furniture while living in the house, and the architecture as a vessel is to provide the most comfort and the feel of material quality.
Image Courtesy © Makoto Kunisada
- Architects: Y.Architectural Design
- Project: Sequence House
- Location: Japan
- Photography: Makoto Kunisada
- Construction company : Kadoyagumi co.Ltd
- Built Area (m2 or sqft): 400㎡
- Completion Year: 2017
Friday, August 25th, 2017
Article source: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
The following interior design was realized for a store selling dairy products owned by a company which runs its own dairy farm. Since the distinctive characteristic of their products is the fact that fresh milk produced at the dairy farm is used in each and all of their products, we were tasked with providing a space to attractively display said products by evoking the imagery associated with fresh milk and the farm throughout the entire space.
full view, Image Courtesy © Atsushi Ishida
- Architects: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
- Project: Milky Mirage
- Location: Okinawa, Japan
- Photography: Atsushi Ishida
- Client: Dream Dairy Farm
- Design Team: Moriyuki Ochiai, Wakana Sujishi, Marina Masuda
- Use: Retail store / Cafe
- Special Paint: Osamu Yamaguchi
- Constructor: Yamatempo
- Area : 45sqm
- Completion: April 2017
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
Article source: Atelier Boronski
On a typically small site wedged between the road and the river this house in Kyoto is a kind of European canal-house in Japan. It is close to the city center but in a quiet street near cafes and restaurants, bakeries and a chocolatier. The museum district (with temples and shrines) is a short walk, and there are many cherry trees lining nearby streets.
Image Courtesy © atelier-boronski
- Architects: Atelier Boronski
- Project: Riverside Villa
- Location: Kyoto, Japan
- Software used: SketchUp, Autocad
- Engineer: Jun Yanagimuro Structural Engineering
- Main Contractor: Takahashi Komuten
- Landscaping: Teiyu (Tomoatsu Sano)
- Main Materials: Steel frame, concrete floors, lightweight hollow-core cement panel siding, galvanized steel-work. Fire-proof timber siding, double glazing. Double-layer plaster-board, paint finish.
- Total Built Area: 230m2 (incl. Roof Garden)
- Construction period: Eight months