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House in Nagashima, Japan by Takeshi Ishiodori Architecture

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Article source: Takeshi Ishiodori Architecture

It is a wooden house built in Nagashima located in the northwest corner of Kagoshima prefecture in Japan.

The East China Sea spreads to the west of the site, and can see the Amakusa archipelago beyond it.

The sunset over here is really beautiful.

Image Courtesy © Takeshi Ishiodori Architecture

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Dig in the sky in Osaka, Japan by ALPHAVILLE Architects Co.,Ltd.

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Article source: ALPHAVILLE Architects Co.,Ltd. 

Digging a hole in the sky

At the center of Osaka, We designed a residence that is composed of three buildings sandwiching two courtyards, so as to bring light  to a narrow site surrounded by neighboring houses on three sides. As each building will hold one-room-sized space on each floor, we decided to connect rooms with tube-shaped corridor and staircase that cross the courtyards. Every room is not divided by doors, but instead is linked by long stretching-shaped entrances. They are loosely connected, but are able to gain appropriate sense of distance for habitation.

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE Architects Co.,Ltd. (Kentaro Takeguchi + Asako Yamamoto)
  • Project: Dig in the sky
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Shigeo Ogawa
  • Project team: Tomohisa Koike
  • Structural engineer: S3 Associates Inc. – Ichiro Hashimoto, Shunya Takahashi

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PIER THIRTY Group’s Western Japan HQ Building in Okayama Prefecture by YOSHIHIRO KATO ATELIER Co., Ltd.

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Article source: YOSHIHIRO KATO ATELIER Co., Ltd. 

The PIER THIRTY Group’s Western Japan HQ building, built in Kurashiki City in Okayama Prefecture, is a main office building of a company which runs eating/drinking establishments all over Japan. The venue of this building comprises the office space for administrative work and the kitchen for development of new menus as well as for practice by chefs from its each branch as test kitchen.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners inc.

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Tetote Note in Aichi Prefecture, Japan by Yoshihiro Kato Atelier Co., Ltd.

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Article source: Yoshihiro Kato Atelier Co., Ltd. 

The square and pure white building located on a 100 square meter site is called TETOTE NOTE. TETOTE means handshake in Japanese, and it signifies the collaboration among the designers, the clients, and those involved in creating. The first to fifth floors are used as an in-house studio, and the simple arrangement of oblong circular windows in the flat outer surface is impressive. These windows have two ways of opening—vertically and horizontally. Attached just at the surface of the outer wall, these windows give the impression of flatness viewed from the outside, while the thickness of the walls further emphasizes the oblong shape, capturing more random and active shadow and light. In this way the structure has the impression of duality, with a rougher interior, and it represents a stronger relationship through space and minimal detail, without incorporating a great deal of design information. Glass is used for the roofs of the stairway shafts connecting the floors, shedding light on the walls of each floor, and this light changes over time. The steps of the steel staircases are punched through with oblong holes to allow more light to reach all the way to the bottom floor.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners inc.

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HDI Tokyo Office in Japan by van der Architects

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: van der Architects 

What does an authentic workplace look like? Designing an authentic office is not an easy task. Just like the terms “artist”, “poet” or “great lover”, these are titles that are given or need to be earned rather than being self-assigned.

Our attempt in creating an authentic workplace started off with our WorkVitamins methodology. This methodology was created by me, Martin van der Linden, principal of van der Architects, when I was an assistant researcher at Waseda Univeristy in 2001 here in Tokyo. I believes that architecture can be a catalyst for change in innovative environments, and this methodology – called “WorkVitamins” – is based on this idea.

Image Courtesy © Yo Masunaga

  • Architects: van der Architects (Martin van der Linden)
  • Project: HDI Tokyo Office
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Yo Masunaga
  • Software used: Vectorworks, SketchUp
  • Client: HDI
  • Project team: Ayumu Ota, Yuko Kawakita
  • Contractor: SPD Meiji

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Epurontei in Miyazaki, Japan by Himematsu Architecture

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: Himematsu Architecture 

We renovate EPURONTEI, which is Hotel in Uchiumi Miyazaki-City Miyazaki Japan.

The site exists on mountain slope facing pacific ocean. It takes half-hour to reach the site from Miyazaki city center by car.

The building is composed of Hotel & restaurant surrounded by natural environment.

Image Courtesy © Himematsu Architecture

  • Architects: Himematsu Architecture
  • Project: Epurontei
  • Location: 7493 Uchiumi Miyazaki-city, Miyazaki, Japan
  • Client: Epurontei
  • Principal: Shinichiro Himematsu
  • Construction: K2. co
  • Lighting: KOIZUMI
  • Size:
    • Renovation Floor Area: 132 sqm
    • Site Area: 2409 sqm
  • Completion: September 2016

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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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