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Toranoko Nursery – A small nursery with a big roof in Yamanashi prefecture, Japan by Takashige Yamashita Office

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: Takashige Yamashita Office 

This project is a small nursery in Yamanashi prefecture, Japan.

The site offers a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji. With some houses and farms spread out in its neighborhood, it creates a peaceful, but at the same time, a bit deserted atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Kenichi Suzuki

  • Architects: Takashige Yamashita Office (Takashige Yamashita)
  • Project: Toranoko Nursery – A small nursery with a big roof
  • Location: Yamanashi prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Kenichi Suzuki
  • Software used: Rhinoceros
  • Client: Seiko-kai
  • Structural Engineer: Sasaki Structural Consultants
  • Wall Painting: mirocomachiko
  • General Contractor: Usuko Sangyo
  • Structure: Steel frame + Wooden roof
  • Site area: 296.13m2
  • Building area: 177.24m2
  • Total floor area: 170.66m2
  • Design period: 01.06.2015 – 29.02.2016
  • Construction period: 10.03.2016 – 31.10.2016

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M10-House in Fukuoka, Japan by Architect Show co,.Ltd

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Article source: Architect Show co,.Ltd 

M10-House 「House with Objects」 was a design planned in a corner lot in area crowded with houses and mansion right inside the heart of Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture.

With light court stands in its center, two volumes with different height and material articulation was neutralize by the L shape eaves element creating a modern an simple exterior appearance.

Image Courtesy © Ikuma Satoshi

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Koban in Kumamoto, Japan by Klein Dytham architecture

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: Klein Dytham architecture 

Klein Dytham architecture’s Koban forms part of the celebrated Kumamoto Artpolis Program. The program was established in the late 1980s by Morihiro Hosokawa, then Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture but later Japan’s Prime Minister, to increase the quality of public architecture in the region. Arata Isosaki was appointed the program’s commissioner, and he matched architects with projects for new public buildings, either by direct appointment or by arranging design competitions. The program provided the fairly remote region with world-class architecture, including masterworks by such giants of the Japanese scene as Tadao Ando, Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, and Kazuo Shinohara.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Klein Dytham architecture (Astrid Klein, Mark Dytham, Yukinari Hisayama, Makiko Okano)
  • Project: Koban
  • Location: Kasuga Kumamoto-shi Kumamoto, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Client: Kumamoto Prefectural Police Headquarters
  • Structural Engineer: Structured environment ltd. (Alan Burden, Yutaka Kaneko)
  • M&E Engineer: Junji Tanaka M&E office (Junji Tanaka, Shigemori Matsumoto)
  • General Contractor: Oda Kensetsu, Kazuhiro Iwanaga
  • Structure: RC Structure
  • Total Floor Area: 143.62 M2
  • Design Period: Feb. 2010 – Sep. 2010
  • Construction Period: Nov. 2010 – Mar. 2011

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Yakuin Condominium Renovation in Fukuoka, Japan by Yusaku Matsuoka architects and associates

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: NEOPLUS SIXTEN INC.

This renovation of a condominium in a complex built in 1982 in the city of Fukuoka comprises the second stage of the “Ever Design Project,” which aims to fully renovate and resell previously occupied condominiums. The design makes optimal use of the compact 50 m2 space, while also ensuring the marketability of the unit by providing future occupants with three possible layouts to choose from and significantly improving thermal performance.

Image Courtesy © Yousuke Harigane

  • Architects: Yusaku Matsuoka architects and associates (Yusaku Matsuoka)
  • Project: Yakuin Condominium Renovation [Ever Design Project 002]
  • Location: Fukuoka-city, Japan
  • Photography: Yousuke Harigane
  • Material Information:

    • Floor: Solid-wood, tile
    • Wall: stainless, galvanized-steal, vinyl Cross
    • Ceiling: Rigid PVC sheet, Vinyl cross
  • Total Floor Area: 49.57m2
  • Date of Completion: December 2016

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A Cutting Edge Pharmacy in Himeji, Japan by KTX archiLAB

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: KTX archiLAB

In Japan, two major types of pharmacies can be found. The first is the drug store, or what can be described as retail pharmacies. This type offers services related to basic medicines as well as parapharmaceutical products. The second type is the dispensing pharmacies, usually related to a nearby clinic or hospital. In this type of pharmacies, the products are prepared in the backyard after the customer presents prescription issued by his doctor. Once prepared, the pharmacist has to explain to the customer about the prescription.

Image Courtesy © Stirling Elmendorf

  • Architects: KTX archiLAB
  • Project: A Cutting Edge Pharmacy
  • Location: Himeji, Japan
  • Photography: Stirling Elmendorf
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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“House in Shimokawahara” in Shizuoka, Japan by KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.

The project area had the Abe-kawa river bed and row of cherry blossom trees on the north side with the majestic Mt. Fuji in full view beyond that.

On the other hand, there was a three-story house adjacent to the south side, so it couldn’t expect to get much sunlight.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: KOIZUMISEKKEI ltd.
  • Project: House in Shimokawahara
  • Location: Shizuoka, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano
  • Other participants (eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc): Buildinged by Kuwataka Kensetsu
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 166.08 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2013

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Nerima House in Tokyo, Japan by Elding Oscarson

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: Elding Oscarson 

On a plot in Tokyo, a small garden has been thriving next to an old house for a long time. As the tiny existing building was replaced, our client really wanted to preserve the garden and allow it to sprawl all around the house. The small plot should also fit a parking, the maximum footprint of the house, and the necessary gap to the site perimeter. The client is a couple that will first use this house as a weekend house before eventually moving to Tokyo. They also have grown-up children living in Tokyo and abroad that will inhabit the house from time to time. Therefore, the program was fairly unspecified, and rather than making a house with many small rooms, we opted for a concept which gives a few large spaces in this small house.

Image Courtesy © Kenichi Suzuki

  • Architects: Elding Oscarson [Jonas Elding (Partner in Charge), Johan Oscarson (Partner in Charge), Yuko Maki (Project Architect)]
  • Project: Nerima House
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Kenichi Suzuki
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Local Architect: Koichiro Tokimori, Osamu Kato
  • Structural Engineer: Jun Sato Structural Engineering, Yuko Mihara (Project Engineer)
  • Mechanical Engineer: System Design Labo
  • Builder: Kudo Komuten
  • Gardener: Tokuzo
  • Curtain: Akane Moriyama
  • Construction Cost: 38.000.000 yen
  • Site area: 109 m2
  • Building area (gross): 46 m2
  • Total floor area (gross): 99 m2
  • Completion: 2015

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House in Tsubaki, Japan by PANDA – Person and Architecture

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Article source: PANDA – Person and Architecture

The site is located in a residential district, which is easily accessible from a principal road. It is a so-called “flagpole-shaped site”, meaning that the rectangular site is located at some distance from the public road and linked to it by a long and narrow path. The site is surrounded by two-story and three- story buildings on the four sides. The client requested an indoor garage so that he can enjoy looking at his beloved car from living room and also an inclined roof with solar panels.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: PANDA – Person and Architecture (Kozo Yamamoto, Shinji Ikeda)
  • Project: House in Tsubaki
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Contractor: AZ Construction
  • Total Floor Area:94.81 sqm
  • Building Area:94.81sqm
  • Year:2014

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Coniwa in Tokyo, Japan by YUUA Architects and Associates

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: YUUA Architects and Associates

“coniwa” is a cooperative housing residence, located in the suburbs of western Tokyo.

It consists of eleven dwellings arranged around a lush courtyard, which is covered by a wooden boardwalk. In this project the clients were initially provided with a constructive and architectural framework, in which the plan was designed according to the individuals’ requests.

Image Courtesy © SOBAJIMA, Toshihiro

  • Architects: YUUA Architects and Associates (Madoka Aihara & Tomokazu Shimizu)
  • Project: Coniwa
  • Location: Koganei-shi, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: SOBAJIMA, Toshihiro
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Producer: Archinet
  • Structural Engineer: Hirotsugu Tsuboi Structural Engineers, RGB Structure
  • Facility Engineer: Kitamura Machinery Engineering
  • Plants Designer: SOLSO
  • Constructor: Ishizue Column Co., Ltd.
  • Project Area:  718.86m2
  • Building Area: 373.63m2
  • Size: 886.52m2
  • Year: 2014-2015

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Rainy・Sunny in Tokyo, Japan by Mount Fuji Architects Studio

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: Mount Fuji Architects Studio

The site is there in a residential area in Tokyo, dense with low-rise buildings, located a little bit west to the center of the Kanto plain. 
The climate there is about to change from warm humid climate to rainforest climate in near future.

I’m not making a “house” this time. It should be a lasting “terrain” that induces “habitation”. My goal is to shape the terrain up to a freshly designed “residence” with no preestablished harmony sensed.

Image Courtesy © Ryota Atarashi

Image Courtesy © Ryota Atarashi

  • Architects: Mount Fuji Architects Studio
  • Project: Rainy・Sunny
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Ryota Atarashi
  • Design Team: Masahiro Harada + MAO (principals-in-charge) + Naoto Ishi , Kazuyoshi Nomura
  • Structural engineering: Jun Sato structural engineers
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Site Area: 108.3m2
  • Building Area: 53.1m2
  • Total Floor Area: 79.5m2
  • Project year: 2008

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