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Kant K in Kyoto, Japan by koyori DATT

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: koyori DATT

A residential complex located in Muko city, Kyoto. The building is facing to a historical street. The location is mixed with historic sites and countryside sceneries as well as the modern shops and apartments, making the area rather unarranged. Thus, we aimed not just to meet the requirements as a preferable rent but also aimed to make the architecture have positive effects to the townscape when to design this apartment.

Image Courtesy © Shohei Yoshida

  • Architects: koyori DATT (Keita Ikebe, Masahiko Nakamura, Taichi Ito)
  • Project: Kant K
  • Location: Muko city, Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Shohei Yoshida
  • Main structure: RC structure
  • Lot area: 1292.93m2
  • Total floor area: 1369.69m2
  • Completion: August, 2016

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House along Saigoku Highway in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan by Koyori DATT

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Koyori DATT

The “House along Saigoku highway” is a renovation project of an over-100-year-old wooden house located aside the Saigoku highway in the city of Muko at Kyoto Prefecture. Due to artistic activity made by the owner; it is a living and atelier space for a 3 member’s family; the 60-years-old parents and their high school teenager son.

Image Courtesy © Koyori DATT

  • Architects: Koyori DATT (Masahiko Nakamura, Keita Ikebe, Taichi Ito)
  • Project: House along Saigoku Highway
  • Location: City of Muko, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Main structure: Wooden construction with RC parts
  • Structure: Kaneko Takeshi structural design office
  • Completion: January 2016
  • Completion: Exteriors, estimated May 2016

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CHICHI Office in Osaka, Japan by Koyori Atelier Salt

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Article source: Koyori Atelier Salt

A room from a western style building from early Showa period in Higobashi, Osaka city.

An office interior design for the CHICHI Graphic design firm.

It aims at differentiating itself from other offices in the area, characterized by the presence of a lot of design studios and offices.

Image Courtesy © Shohei Yoshida

  • Architects: Koyori Atelier Salt (Nahoko Nakamura, Masahiko Nakamura, Yoji Fujiwara)
  • Project: CHICHI Office
  • Location: Osaka city, Osaka prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Shohei Yoshida
  • Main Structure: RC structure
  • Total floor area: 45m2
  • Completion: September 2015

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Cofta Hair Salon in Nagoya, Japan by iks design

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Article source: iks design

The design of this shop is based on the requested themes of the owner to build a hair salon with a comfortable, a casual, and a relaxing atmosphere for customers and shop staff.

The main color of the interior space is in white color, with an image of the American West Coast style.

Image Courtesy © Keisuke Nakagami

  • Architects: iks design
  • Project: Cofta Hair Salon
  • Location: Nagoya, Aichi, JAPAN
  • Photography: Keisuke Nakagami
  • Project year: 2016
  • Area: 55 sqm

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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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