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Ag+ in Fujisawa Kanagawa, Japan by N Maeda Atelier

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Article source: Norisada Maeda

A lot of floor spaces as much as possible ’that was a strong demand from the client was treated as ‘the loft space of the ceiling height 1.4m (child’s room)’. Because that space might not be counted in to the total floor area calculation as an architectural regulation in Japan. This is my speculation that it wants to give not only an area calculation meaning but also a spatial ability to the loft space that tends usually to be treated as ‘the secondary one’.

Image Courtesy © N Maeda Atelier

  • Architects: N Maeda Atelier
  • Project: Ag+
  • Location: Fujisawa Kanagawa, Japan
  • Site area: 117.86m2
  • Total floor area: 107.86m2
  • Function: Private residence
  • Structural system: Timber 2F
  • Finish of construction: December 2008

Major materials

  • exterior: Paint finish
  • interior: Paint finish

Malibu in Tochigi, Japan by N Maeda Atelier

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Article source: Norisada Maeda

Image Courtesy © N Maeda Atelier

  • Architects: N Maeda Atelier
  • Project: Malibu
  • Location: Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan
  • Site area: 374.69m2
  • Total floor area: 127.63m2
  • Function: Private residence
  • Structural system: Timber 2F
  • Finish of construction: August 2005
  • Exterior: Metal finish
  • Interior: Metal finish

Knockout the moonlight in Tokyo, Japan by N Maeda Atelier

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Article source: Norisada Maeda

A metaphor used in philosophy is “Mobius’s ring”. This involves taking a piece of tape which is black on one side and white on the other, and twisting the tape halfway and connecting the ends, to form a loop where the side that was black imperceptibly connects to the white side. The idea is to twist the thought that the front is normally black and the back is white, to create a metaphor for connecting and inverting the inside and outside.

Image Courtesy © Norisada Maeda

  • Architects: N Maeda Atelier
  • Project: Knockout the moonlight
  • Location: Setagaya Tokyo Japan
  • Design: N MAEDA ATELIER-Norisada Maeda
  • Design: 2001
  • Construction: 2001~2002
  • Structual system: Wood
  • Exterior: paint finish on mortar
  • Interior: gypsum plasterboad
  • Maximm heiught: 6.900mm

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Machine head in Tokyo, Japan by N Maeda Atelier

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Article source: Norisada Maeda

Our design procedure is to expand a occasional “Coincidence”. 
”Coincidence” this time is【cliff ground】 and 【the guitar】(client is the guitarist)
The site is the cliff ground with the vertical interval of 3m. 
【Place above】/【place below】 was allotted to 【real volume】/【fictional volume】. 
【Real volume】 is made of galbarium plates with 20.000 stainless steel bolts. On the othere hand, 【Fictional volume】 is surrounded by transparent glass walls.

Image Courtesy © Norisada Maeda

  • Architects: N Maeda Atelier
  • Project: Machine head
  • Location: Machida, Tokyo
  • Site area: 138.72m2
  • Structural system: Steel Structure 2F, Reinforced concrete 1F
  • Finish of construction: April 2008         
  • Exterior: Metal finish
  • Interior: Metal finish
  • Total floor area: 103.38m2
  • Function: Private residence

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House of Shiroyama in kanagawa prefecture, japan by araki sasaki architects

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Article source:  araki sasaki architects

Charred wooden planks wrap the exterior of the ‘House in Shiroyama’ by Japanese practice Araki + Sasaki architects (A+Sa), differentiating
it from its neighbors in the suburban area. The two-story wood-frame construction takes on the shape of a regular square, characterized on
the inside by the exposed natural plywood textures and surfaces and open spaces that expose the true scale of the structure from the social
areas on the ground floor.  The pitched roof gently rises on each side equally until reaching a square skylight that forms a structural ring 
allowing natural light to illuminate the entire interior.  The construction was approached from a DIY technique, using standard member sizes
and connections to allow for easy future expansion and a rational structural grid. The knots of the plywood filled and polished with epoxy resin. The ground level contains the kitchen and dining areas
on an elevated wooden platform, with a private bathroom and bedroom. The wooden beams that hold up the loft level floorboards are
left uncovered allowing a direct visual connection. A staircase at the entrance connects to the partial second story that can be used as a
living or working space.

Image Courtesy © araki sasaki architects

  • Architects: araki sasaki architects
  • Project: House of Shiroyama
  • Location: kanagawa prefecture,  japan
  • Site area149.03
  • Built area53.00
  • Ground floor53.00
  • First floor32.30
  • Total floor85.30
  • Height 7.8m, 2 stories
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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K Residence in Hiroshima, Japan by JAM

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Article source: JAM

The site is located in the island of Hiroshima, Japan. Three sides of the site face the calm environment of Setonaikai Sea. The building is weekend house for 4-person family. The plan has the outline of 4 squares with rotated by a unit of 3 degrees.

Image Courtesy JAM

  • Architects: JAM
  • Project: K Residence
  • Location: Hiroshima, Japan
  • Design: 2012
  • Completion: 2013
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Stories: 2
  • Site Area: 540sqm
  • Architecture Area: 510sqm
  • Program: Weekend House / Residence
  • Software used: 3dS Max

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Folm Arts in Osaka, Japan by Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Article source: Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects

If there is a form of the ideal to the shop, it may be to blend naturally as part of the town. It is that, rather than the sign-lit brilliantly, to continue to be as existence is connected to the people indeed. This is a renovation of the beauty salon during the ten years have passed since the time along with the town from opening. There was a figure of the shop owner exchanging greetings friends with people of the town who went through the shop front.

Image Courtesy © Yoshiro Masuda 

  • Architects: Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects
  • Project: Folm Arts
  • Location: Sakai, Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Yoshiro Masuda
  • Completion: Apr. 2013
  • Floor Area: 55m2

8008 Residence in Fukuoka, Japan by Hiroyuki Arima

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Article source: Hiroyuki Arima

This house is the house which I designed on the suburban slope of Fukuoka Japan. We plant a big tree of one each and 1,000 young plants in eight site divisions , and am the project that I will do in the future in the forest. So, the name of the project is\” 8008\”.

Image Courtesy Hiroyuki Arima

  • Architects: Hiroyuki Arima
  • Project: 8008 Residence
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan

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Armadillo in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan by Yuji Tanabe Architects

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Article source: Yuji Tanabe Architects

Armadillo is located in Kamakura, Japan. With the sea to one side and the other 3 surrounded by mountains, this town’s topography provides ideal protection from enemy. This feature led Kamakura to become the political centre of Japan in the 12th century. This site is located in a valley with a very narrow approach road ,so the carpenter was required to fabricate off-site at their workshop. The clients- a couple,her father,two dogs and a cat – bought the site with its old house four years ago. The existing house was built in the 1930s and enlarged 35years ago(this existing house do not satisfy the present earthquake-resistant standards).

Image Courtesy Yuji Tanabe Architects

  • Architects: Yuji Tanabe Architects
  • Project: Armadillo
  • Location: Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Software used: DraftSight

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House M in Yamaguchi-pref, Japan by Keiko Maita Architect Office

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Article source: Keiko Maita Architect Office

House ‘M’ is located in a rural area surrounded by mountains in Yamaguchi-Prefecture, Japan. The clients, a couple who used to work long hours in the busy city, wanted a quiet house in the nature in relation to the rhythm of the sun.

This small house (100m2) was designed so that the clients would be able to wake up every morning and enjoy the soft light of the rising sun. The exterior walls of the house are made of a semi translucent tent material which allows the sun to penetrate softly inside the house.

Image Courtesy © Yoshiharu Matsumura 

  • Architects: Keiko Maita Architect Office
  • Project: House M
  • Location: Shunan, Yamaguchi-pref, Japan
  • Photography: Yoshiharu Matsumura
  • Structure: wood flame, 1 story
  • Site area: 340 m2
  • Built area: 107 m2
  • Main purpose: housing
  • Design period: nov. 2008 – dec. 20
  • Construction period: jan. 2010 – jul. 2010
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