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Small Atelier in Hokkaido, Japan by Jun Igarashi Architects

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Article source: Jun Igarashi Architects

This is a plan of a small atelier. The site is a quiet residential area located in the north of Sapporo City. The atelier was hoped for there as parting of an existing main building. As the program, the practice and the announcement association etc. of the space and flamenco for the painting were possible space, storage room, and small kitchen, the rest room, and the roasting room, etc. were requested.

Image Courtesy © Jun Igarashi Architects

Image Courtesy © Jun Igarashi Architects

  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Project: Small Atelier 
  • Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Structural engineer: Daisuke Hasegawa & Partners
  • Construction firm: Akasaka Kenchiku
  • Site area: 395.71 M2
  • Building area: 40.35 M2
  • Total floor space: 39.11 M2
  • Design period: 2009.06 – 2010.03
  • Construction period: 2010.04 – 2010.07

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“House in Yatsugatake” in Nagano, Japan by Kidosaki Architects Studio

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Article source: Kidosaki Architects Studio

Located on a sloping mountain ridge at the foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains, this house was designed on a piece of land that offers spectacular views that are rarely known.

Seeking for the best in picturesque scenery, the client took up residence in Tateshina , and spent many years searching for the ideal site for building his house.

Image Courtesy © 45g Photography- Junji Kojima

Image Courtesy © 45g Photography- Junji Kojima

  • Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio (Hirotaka Kidosaki)
  • Project: House in Yatsugatake
  • Location: Nagano, Japan
  • Photography: 45g Photography- Junji Kojima
  • Principal in charge: Yuko Sano
  • Structural Engineer: Toyohito Shibamura Structure Design- Takashi Manda, Mitsuru Kobayashi
  • General contractor: Niitsugumi
  • Structural System: Reinforced concrete, steel-frame partly
  • Site area: 2044.68 m2
  • Built area: 303.00 m2
  • Total floor area: 199.80 m2
  • Construction: September 2011 to July 2012

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Castle town Orthodontic Bruno in Aichi, Japan by TSC Architects

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Article source: TSC Architects

This building is located in Nishio-shi, Aichi where the taste of the castle town remains, Japan.

We provided the open space such as the park to the cityscape on planning a dental clinic on this ground and wanted to contribute to local people.

Image Courtesy © Masato Kawano(Nacasa & Partners Inc.)

Image Courtesy © Masato Kawano(Nacasa & Partners Inc.)

  • Architects: TSC Architects (Yoshiaki Tanaka)
  • Project: Castle town Orthodontic Bruno
  • Location: Aichi, Japan
  • Photography: Masato Kawano(Nacasa & Partners Inc.)
  • Site area: 674.15 sqm
  • Built area: 240.58 sqm
  • Total floor area: 259.05 sqm
  • Completion: 2014

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Hasshoden-Charnel House in Saitama, Japan by Love Architecture Inc.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Article source: Love Architecture Inc.

Opens the temple to community as a place to interact with “life”

In recent years, the decay of local communities due to urbanization has changed the Japanese sense of religion including ancestor worship, weakening the “Jidan” (system where commoners had to register with a temple to prove their Buddhist faith) which is the financial basis of many temples in Japan. Charnel house, which is a new style of grave that appeared as though it responded to the trend of the contemporary times, is different from the graveyard passed down from generation to generation and does not follow the traditional Jidan system.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: Love Architecture Inc. (Yukio Asari)
  • Project: Hasshoden-Charnel House
  • Location: Ryusenji Temple, Saitama, Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Structure: RC
  • Total Floor Area: 91.70m2 (63.90m2/B1F, 63.90m2/1F, 63.90m2/2F)
  • Date of Completion: March 2015

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House with 30,000 Books in Tokyo, Japan by Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: Takuro Yamamoto Architects

House with 30,000 Books is a residence for two families, which has a large library between those two dwelling parts. As the name suggests, the number of books the library can store is about 30,000, which almost equals to the number of books that one small public library can store. The library space, sometimes works for bonding two families, sometimes works as a buffer space, is the common property for them and the most spacious place of this house.

Image Courtesy © Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Image Courtesy © Takuro Yamamoto Architects

  • Architects: Takuro Yamamoto Architects (Takuro Yamamoto)
  • Project: House with 30,000 Books
  • Location: Ohta-ward, Tokyo
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: a married couple + a child, grandfather
  • Structure Design:  Matoh Structural Design Office
  • Structure: Wood
  • Construction: Koushou Koumuten
  • Floor: Maple Flooring
  • Wall: plasterboard + AEP
  • Ceiling: plasterboard + AEP
  • Exterior Finish: galvanized steel sheet, mortar + ceramic paint
  • Site Area: 193.50m2
  • Building Area: 107.84m2
  • Total Floor Area: 207.43m2
  • Design Period: April 2014 – October 2015
  • Construction Period: November 2015 – August 2016
  • Completion: August 2016

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“Office in Sendagaya” in Tokyo, Japan by 2001

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Article source: 2001

The project is a renovation of two rooms of 50-year-old rein forced concrete apartment building for renting offices.

What is needed to a renting office in this times when anyone easily access to property information and have a comparative review, that is office space is available environment for a diversified work styles and business model.

Image Courtesy © SHIMIZU KEN

Image Courtesy © SHIMIZU KEN

  • Architects: 2001 (Yoshi Kishida)
  • Project: Office in Sendagaya
  • Location: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: SHIMIZU KEN
  • Construction: ROOVICE
  • Total floor area: 90.90 sqm (#310 : 47.00 sqm + #320 : 43.90 sqm)
  • Project year: 2015

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Blue Bottle Coffee Nakameguro Café in Tokyo, Japan by Jo Nagasaka/ Schemata Architects

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Jo Nagasaka/ Schemata Architects 

It was such a great honor for me to design the renovation of my favorite building that I used to see every day. About nine years ago, we had co-established a shared office HAPPA across the street from the building and relocated our former office there; we employed to observe the neighborhood through the glass and this building was my most favorite among others on the street.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Jo Nagasaka/ Schemata Architects
  • Project: Blue Bottle Coffee Nakameguro Café
  • Location: 3-23-16 Nakameguro Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Software used: Vectorworks, SketchUp
  • Project team: Ryosuke Yamamoto, Yui Matsushita
  • Collaboration: SOUP DESIGN(sign), hoshizaki(kitchen), WHITELIGHT.Ltd(sound plan), 1lux(lighting plan), GRANSCAPE Inc.(plant plan)
  • Construction: TANK
  • Structure: Steel
  • Floor area: 3F_70.70m², 2F_150.23m², 1F_126.75m², B1F_49.64m², Total_397.32m²
  • Completon: 10/2016

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“House in Irino” in Miyazaki, Japan by Takeshi Ishiodori Architecture

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Takeshi Ishiodori Architecture

It is a house built in Aya-cho, Miyazaki Prefecture, which has the largest evergreen forest zone in Japan. There were three conditions on the premises.

1) There are restrictions on color and form because it is within the landscape area.

2) The traffic volume is high along the main road.

3) Leave a wonderful cherry tree on the site.

While fulfilling these three conditions, I aimed for a house that melts while giving stimulation to the cityscape.

Image Courtesy © Takeshi Ishiodori Architecture

Image Courtesy © Takeshi Ishiodori Architecture

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Skyhole in Shiga, Japan by ALPHAVILLE Architects Co.Ltd

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Article source: ALPHAVILLE Architects Co.Ltd 

The building is an atelier and residence for a couple of painter and a designer. It is a  space to spend their whole day with their only son and will be used to regularly exhibit works as a gallery  and host a party. Therefore, the atelier and the residence will be used multi-dimensionally by shifting boundaries depending on usages. In order to house various activities, extra air volume and spatial intonation  were sought. By distorting the inside of one big volume, we searched for a vibrating space that responds to the weight of activities.

Image Courtesy © Yohei Sasakura

Image Courtesy © Yohei Sasakura

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE Architects Co.Ltd
  • Project: Skyhole
  • Location: Shiga, Japan
  • Photography: Yohei Sasakura
  • Structural engineer: Takashi Manda (Takashi Manda Structural Design)
  • Structure system: Wood frame
  • Site area: 367.99 m2
  • Building area: 83.54 m2
  • Total floor area: 77.35 m2
  • Complete: 2014

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Kinosaki Residence in Hyogo, Japan by PUDDLE Inc.

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: PUDDLE Inc.

The Harmony between Architecture and Belongings across Time: A Former “Kenban” Turned Into a Home.

Kinosaki Onsen, located in Hyogo Prefecture, is one of the leading onsen areas in Japan, with a history of over 1300 years. Just a short path in from the main street of this onsen city is a small stream, along which stands a former “kenban” (a place for geisha performers from the onsen to gather). Built 50 years ago, and surrounded by a bamboo forest, we converted/renovated this building into a residence.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: PUDDLE Inc.
  • Project: Kinosaki Residence
  • Location: Kinosaki, Hyogo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Lead Architects: Masaki Kato
  • Other participants (eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc): Sodenaga-Komuten (constractor)
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 276 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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