Posts Tagged ‘Japan’
Friday, October 27th, 2017
Article source: atelier Luke
A deliberate balance between modernity and tradition creates this unique and textured retreat in the suburbs of Kyoto.
Osaka based design studio, atelier Luke, collaborated closely with craftspeople in Kyoto, Osaka and Nagano to apply traditional finishes and techniques to the design and renovation of this postwar terraced house. The client, a Danish-Australian furniture maker, wished to modernise the home without abandoning the character that makes traditional Japanese houses unique. From this position of respect, a design approach was adopted whereby modern attitudes to living would be balanced and contrasted with tradition.
Image Courtesy © Eiji Kitada and atelier Luke
- Architects: atelier Luke
- Project: Ichijoji House
- Location: Kyoto, Japan
- Photography: Eiji Kitada and atelier Luke
- Software used: Vectorworks, Illustrator
- Project team: Junko Nakatsuka, Luke Hayward
- Construction: Miura Construction
- Cabinetmaker: Jurinsha
- Completion: December, 2015
Thursday, October 26th, 2017
Article source: SNARK
This project is a house renovation with 35 years of age. It is a two-story wooden house located anywhere, consisted of finely divided rooms, according to the needs of the living at the time.
Image Courtesy © SNARK
- Architects: SNARK
- Project: House in Hamajiri
- Location: Takasaki, Japan
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
Article source: TEZUKA ARCHITECTS
Asahi Kindergarten Phase I
The original Asahi Kindergarten was lost in the Tohoku earthquake on 11 March 2011. Tezuka Architects, funded by Japan Committee for UNICEF, designed and reconstructed the Asahi Kindergarten on a highland area by using the huge trees that killed by the salt water of 2011 tsunami. These trees have meaningful symbols for the local villagers as they were planted along the approach to Daioji Temple, the main temple on the hill which its height is just enough to elude tsunamis in the long history. Many villagers survived because the priest of the temple used to teach them to escape to the temple.
Image Courtesy © TEZUKA ARCHITECTS
- Architects: TEZUKA ARCHITECTS
- Project: Asahi Kindergarten Phase I & Phase II
- Location: Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, Tohoku, Japan
- Software used: Autocad
- Client: Phase I–UNICEF
- Lead Architects: Takaharu + Yui Tezuka
- Design Team: Ryuya Maio, Shigefumi Araki, Takahiro Kitamura, Takehiro Ota
- Constructor: CHUTO
- Structural Engineer: TIS & PARTNER
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
Article source: Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates
This property is located in a densely developed residential neighborhood of Osaka. The client had lived on the site since childhood, so when he commissioned us to design a new house there, we began by soliciting extensive input from him because he of course knew the characteristics of the site intimately. Following these discussions, we decided we wanted to build a house that would enable him to discover new things within this familiar place.
Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa
- Architects: Shogo ARATANI Architect & Associates
- Project: House in Matsuyacho
- Location: Neyagawa-shi, Osaka, Japan
- Photography: Shigeo Ogawa
- Consultant: S3 Associates inc.
- General contractor: IFA inc.
- Structural system: Timber Flame
- Site area: 119.68m2
- Building area: 71.63m2
- Total floor area: 120.26m2
Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Article source: Eureka+ G architects studio
This project is planned as sake warehouse among new residential area and commercial strip in Tsukuba. Sake warehouse has function as store in local business and as logistics base connection between sake warehouse to customer. Stimulation to the region and meltinging to landscape makes scenery.
Image Courtesy © Hideki Ookura
- Architects: Eureka+ G architects studio
- Project: Ono-sake warehouse
- Location: Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
- Photography: Hideki Ookura
- Client: Ono-Sake-Ten
- Design team: Inagaki Junya, Sano Satoshi, Nagai Takuo, Hori Eisuke / Eureka + Ryohei Tanaka, Gwangbeom Heo/ G architects studio
- Structural engineering: Nagai Takuo, The University of Shiga Prefecture/Eureka
- Environmental engineering: Hori Eisuke, Kindai University/Eureka
- Area: 494 sqm
- Design period: May 2015-November 2016
- Completion: 2016
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Article source: YDS Architects
The design image is interaction between inner spaces and outer spaces. The outer space inserts into the architecture, so that light and wind brought from the outer space will go into the inner space.
Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Fujimoto/Studio Fuji
- Architects: YDS Architects (Yoshitaka Uchino, Mana Muraki )
- Project: House I
- Location: Kamisu-city,Ibaraki,JAPAN
- Photography: Hiroshi Fujimoto/Studio Fuji
- Engineers: Tadasu Abe / Myu Engineering
- Manufactures: Lixil, Ltd.,Woodone Co.,Ltd., TOTO, Nagoya Mosaic Co.,Ltd.
- Built Area: 84.47m2
- Total Floor Area: 129.19m2
- Completion year: 2014
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Article source: tai_tai STUDIO
This structure is located along the highroad near Chiba Prefecture’s world famous surfing spot.
A client who emigrated from Tokyo wanted to make a place (like a pub) where people gather at part of the site of his house.
Image Courtesy © Hisashi Okamoto
- Architects: tai_tai STUDIO
- Project: Torami Structure
- Location: Torami, Japan
- Photography: Hisashi Okamoto
- Site features: Rural area close to the sea
- Area: 65.05m2
- Year: 2017
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Article source: HEARTH ARCHITECTS
This house is located along old streetscape in “Minakuchi-juku”, which is one of Fifty-three stages of the Tokaido. Although, it was consolidated during the Edo Period. The community road and the space are narrow, so it’s impossible to make large space between the road and the house, and it’s difficult to build a house in the southeast in spite of the corner location in the northeast, which is good site location. So, I arranged inner garden in southeast. In doing so, I not only solved the problem point concerning the ground, but also made rich living climate.
Image Courtesy © Yuta Yamada
- Architects: HEARTH ARCHITECTS
- Project: Kyomachi House
- Location: Shiga, Japan
- Photography: Yuta Yamada
- Gross area: 110.54㎡
- Completed date: 2016.10
Thursday, October 5th, 2017
Article source: Naoi Architecture & Design Office
The site of this project was a vacant, untouched plot of land next to the existing suburban residence. Fortunately, the surrounding of the site is under the management of the city authority as a green space, and it will be kept as it is in the future–therefore the client hoped to maintain the feel of nature in their daily lives, while enjoying the time spending on gardening or having meals outside of the house. Then, we proposed a simple, hut-like residence corresponding to the scenery; from inside, the surrounding nature is to be enjoyed as a view; when staying outside, being the integral part of the nature is to be appreciated.
Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda
- Architects: Naoi Architecture & Design Office
- Project: Hut in Tsujido
- Location: Tsujido, Japan
- Photography: Hiroshi Ueda
- Software used: Vectorworks
- Structural Engineer: Nawaken gym
- Building area: 245.41m2
- Total Floor Area: 149.26m2
- Design Period: 2013.11 – 2014.9
- Construction Period: 2014.10- 2015.4
- Date of Completion: 2015.4
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