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House with Gardens and Roofs in Hamamatsu, Japan by ARII IRIE Architects

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Article source: ARII IRIE Architects

The house is located in Hamamatsu, a city located on the southern coast of Central Japan, known for its warm climate. The house is a detached extension of an existing house built in 1983. Our aim was to create a whole, old and new altogether rather than emphasizing the contrast between the two. Linear volumes stretching in the east-west direction, spread over the site leaving spaces in between, which are terraces and gardens. The group of roofs of the new volumes relate to that of the existing house, creating a sense of continuation between old and new.

Image Courtesy © Daici Ano

  • Architects: ARII IRIE Architects (Atsuo Arii)
  • Project: House with Gardens and Roofs
  • Location: Hamamatsu, Japan
  • Photography: Daici Ano
  • Structural Design: Mika Araki
  • Contractor: Sugiuragumi
  • Area: 125.8m2
  • Year: 2016

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Flag Decomposition Recomposition in Osaka Prefecture, Japan by KTX archiLAB

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Article source: KTX archiLAB 

This design is a trial to work on one of the Japanese identity symbols. The Japanese flag was dismantled then reconstructed into a 3 dimensional space. It was arranged in a way that the ratio between the white and the red areas respects the same ratio in the national flag. Furthermore, due to the very low ceiling, clear mirrors were installed in slit shapes to ensure an extended visibility over its 2230mm height.

Image Courtesy © Stirling Elmendorf

  • Architects: KTX archiLAB
  • Project: Flag Decomposition Recomposition
  • Location: Suita, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Stirling Elmendorf
  • Client: Matsuo Gakuin
  • Head Architect Designer: Tetsuya Matsumoto
  • Area: 260sqm
  • Date of Completion: February 2017

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COOOP3 in Tokyo, Japan by Domino Architects

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Article source: Domino Architects

We designed a new office space for a creative agency in Tokyo applying mixture of technology and traditional Japanese wood works for structure, furniture and fixtures. To keep the flexibility of the space, we suggested a portable partition system to insert on the floor and create proper size of the area.

The floor includes lab space intended for long-term project and war room intended for many projects to have short, intensive period of discussions. Each space is divided by glass partitions so that each active project can feel each other and is visible at a glance.

Image Courtesy © Gottingham

  • Architects: Domino Architects
  • Project: COOOP3
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Gottingham
  • Clients: Loftwork Inc.
  • Lead Architects: Yusuke Oono
  • Contractor: Eckits
  • Woodwork consultants: Hidakuma
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 218.2 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2017

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S-house in Nara Prefecture, Japan by coil kazuteru matumura architects

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Article source: coil kazuteru matumura architects

The house is built in a common Japanese residential area, which has a space to accommodate a family as a whole.

With the intention to find the best balance, the house was designed to provide easy flexibility and space options based on the personal needs of the family, rather than using the maximum floor space according to the building regulations.

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Ginza Place in Tokyo, Japan by Klein Dytham architecture (KDa)

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Article source: Klein Dytham architecture (KDa) 

Ginza Place, a major commercial development in Tokyo’s famous Ginza shopping district, occupies arguably the most prominent recent development site in Japan. Ginza’s reputation for elegance and sophistication has made it a center of Japanese culture and commerce for more than a century. Ginza Place completes the neighborhood’s central intersection by introducing a bold and well calculated facade to the streetscape.

Image Courtesy © Klein Dytham architecture (KDa)

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Wow! Sta. in Chuo-ku Niigata, Japan by Takeru Shoji Architects Co., Ltd.

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Article source: Takeru Shoji Architects Co., Ltd. 

Wow! Sta. is situated in Horinouchi, in the Central Ward of Niigata City – an area where the city center gradually begins to give way to the suburbs. The scenery lining the nearby main road is dominated by large commercial and retail buildings and their accompanying signage.

The businesses, houses and multilevel apartments that sprawl out from Niigata Station constitute this typical inner-city area.

Located just one street back from the main road with its dazzling lights and the din of the traffic, we find an area that is surprisingly calm, unlit by even street lights.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Satake

  • Architects: Takeru Shoji Architects Co., Ltd.
  • Project: Wow! Sta.
  • Location: Chuo-ku Niigata, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Satake
  • Project architect in charge: Yuki Hirano
  • Architect: Takeru Shoji
  • Structural engineering: Tetsuya Tanaka, Tetsuya Tanaka Structural Engineers
  • Lighting design: Yutaka Inaba, FORLIGHTS
  • Structure: Steel
  • Gross floor area: 258.3 sqm
  • Date of completion: Dec.2015

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Santo CLT Office in Shiga Prefecture, Japan by Junichi Kato & Associates

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Article source: Junichi Kato & Associates

It is an office building that uses CLT(Cross Laminated Timber) as a structural and finishing material. Based on the three concepts of showing the cross-section of CLT, giving a finish with CLT and using CLT in curves, I have explored ways to utilize CLT’s unique nature.

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

  • Architects: Junichi Kato & Associates
  • Project: Santo CLT Office
  • Location: Shiga Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Kei Sugino
  • Area: 138.8sqm
  • Project Year: 2017

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White apple in Takaraduka, Japan by okuwada architects office

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Article source: okuwada architects office

The site given by the client couple was on the steep hillside in Takaraduka, Hyogo.  It was compose of almost steep hill facing South and little flat area, the scenery from the top was magnificent, so are the fresh wind and cozy sunlight.

Image Courtesy © Yuko Tada

  • Architects: okuwada architects office
  • Project: White apple
  • Location: Takaraduka, Hyogo,  Japan
  • Photography: Yuko Tada
  • Built : 2014

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Grid in Japan by Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Article source: Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates 

The client for this project has a large art collection, and wanted to start a new chapter in life with his family in a house with museum-like qualities that would take advantage of this collection. The neighborhood surrounding the site is quiet, so in order to keep noise to a minimum and not create an intrusive feeling, we proposed a single-story reinforced concrete structure. Like the exterior, the interior features a monochrome color scheme that serves as a good background for artwork. The building and finishing materials were also carefully selected and kept to a minimum, giving the spaces an austere atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Project: Grid
  • Location: Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Structural Engineer: Masaki Structure Laboratory (Kenta Masaki)
  • Mechanical Engineer: Naoki Matsumoto
  • Lighting design: SIRIUS LIGHTING OFFICE
  • Structure: Reinforced-concrete
  • Site Area: 308.81m2
  • Total Floor Area: 126.44m2
  • Design Period: July2013 – December2016
  • Construction Period: December2015 – December 2016

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Shibuya Apartment in Japan by Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects Inc

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Article source: Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects Inc 

We renovated our apartment building in Shibuya, Tokyo for vacation rental services such as AirBnB.

We designed this space so that it will be a clean, quiet place for rest, opposite from the feeling of the city its located in and for tourists who will be enjoying all the excitement of Shibuya, one of the most cutting-edge downtown areas in Asia.

Image Courtesy © Kaku Ohtaki

  • Architects: Hiroyuki Ogawa Architects Inc 
  • Project: Shibuya Apartment
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Kaku Ohtaki
  • Floor area: 61 ㎡ (each)

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