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Calling a plan a map in Kanagawa, Japan by ON design partners

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Article source: ON design partners

650㎡ grass land with moving site of Mt.Fuji and Enoshima.

We thought of using up the grass land for a place to stay by studding 22 huts. Architecture which people can get in and those which people cannot get in are treated the same.

A plan is called a map and by using this place the map is updated overtime.

Image Courtesy Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: ON design partners
  • Project: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Location: Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Architect: Osamu Nishida+Erika Nakagawa
  • Site Area: 648.52㎡
  • Building Area: 107.30㎡
  • Total Floor Area: 100.97㎡
  • Construction: Eiko construction
  • Structure: Akira Suzuki / ASA
  • Photo: Koichi Torimura
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Hue Plus in Tokyo, Japan by Schemata Architects

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Article source: Schemata Architects

The alternative space Hue plus is a series of facilities seamlessly integrated into the photo studio, where the visual expression of ‘eating’ is the particular subject of photographic exploration. Unlike an ordinary photo studio that is a closed box to be used merely as a shooting equipment, Hue plus is an office space, a cafe, a library and a kitchen that the users have control over, making them feel like staying longer for its own sake and enjoy the experience. Hue plus embraces its users by enabling them to change it as they feel fit. The relaxed atmosphere offers further possibilities of open and vibrant communications to stir up the users’ creative minds and fresh ideas about ‘eating’.

Image Courtesy Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Schemata Architects
  • Project: Hue Plus
  • Location: Kaigan Minato, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects: Jo Nagasaka+Ryosuke Ymamoto/Schemata Architects
  • Usage: photo studio and office
  • Construction: Tanseisha Co.,Ltd(interior), Jun Hamada/ADOPT Kitchen works(kitchen), Denyusha Co.,Ltd.(electricity), Takasago Thermal Engineering Co.,Ltd.(equipment), Syuhei Nakamura(epoxy)
  • Design: So Hashizume(sign)
  • Floor area: 1704.3㎡
  • Floors: 6F 7F RF
  • Completion: 04/2012
  • Photo:  Takumi Ota


House in Sakado, Japan by LEVEL Architects

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Article source: Ard Hoksbergen Architect

This two-generation home was designed for a family who shares a love for two particular cars, an Alfa Romeo 155 and 157. This site, with its extremely large 19 meter, south-facing street condition, gave rise to the idea of a “Façade Design”, a focal point of this project.

Image Courtesy LEVEL Architects

  • Architects: LEVEL Architects 
  • Project: LEVEL Architects
  • Location: Saitama Pref., Sakado City, Yakushichou, Japan
  • Site Area: 231.95 ㎡
  • Building Area: 137.01㎡
  • Total Floor Area: 214.67㎡
  • First Floor Area: 55.91㎡
  • Second Floor Area: 158.76㎡
  • Method: Steel and Reinforced Concrete
  • Total Floor Numbers: 2
  • Date of Completion: November, 2005

Tsukiage-An in Kagoshima, Japan By Doyle collection co.,ltd

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Article source: Doyle collection co.,ltd

TSUKIAGE-AN is Japan’s traditional famous shop that process seafood called “Satsuma age”. (A deep fried fishcake).This shop locates in the center of Kagoshima-ken, Tenmonkan, which is a sightseeing spot where tourists from home and abroad gather.

A look at the front side of the façade. Symmetry-designed façade and the rhythmical in-store layout complement one another. : Image Courtesy Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

  • Architects: Doyle collection co.,ltd
  • Project: Tsukiage-An
  • Location: Sennichi-cho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima, Japan
  • Designer: Aiji Inoue/ DOYLE COLLECTION CO.,LTD.
  • Year: 7, January,2012
  • Area: 15-4, Sennichi-Cho, Kagoshima-Shi, Kagoshima, Japan
  • Built Area: 81.54sqm
  • Construction: Kounan Kougyou Inc.
  • Client: Nankai Shokuhin Co,.Ltd.
  • Photo Credits: Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners


The Creature Code in Tokyo, Japan by visiondivision

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Article source: visiondivision

Visiondivision was invited by the Japan Design Association and Designboom to produce a piece of architecture as a tribute to the eccentric 18th century painter Ito Jakuchu to be exhibited at the Tokyo Designers Week. In the beginning, the world was untainted nature; creatures could find water in the rivers and the lakes and find shelter in the woods, the grass and within the earth itself.

Image Courtesy visiondivision

  • Architects: visiondivision
  • Project: The Creature Code
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan

E House in Aichi Prefecture, Japan by D.I.G Architects

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Article source: D.I.G Architects

Turning SLIT

This single house is on the narrow site. And the site is long from north to south. It seems that it is difficult to take in the light. So we set up the slit window on the top of level in the 2nd floor. And we thougt that it is necessary to connect the rooms spaciously.
The slit turn the corner and extend to lengthwise and crosswise.So the living space and the other rooms are filled with the light from the slit.

Image Courtesy D.I.G Architects

  • Architects: D.I.G Architects
  • Project: E House
  • Location: Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Sayama Flat in Tokyo, Japan by Schemata Architects

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Article source: Schemata Architects

Hue plus

The alternative space Hue+ is a series of facilities seamlessly integrated into the photo studio, where the visual expression of ‘eating’ is the particular subject of photographic exploration. Unlike an ordinary photo studio that is a closed box to be used merely as a shooting equipment, Hue+ is an office space, a cafe, a library and a kitchen that the users have control over, making them feel like staying longer for its own sake and enjoy the experience.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Schemata Architects
  • Project: Sayama Flat
  • Location: Kaigan, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Architects: Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects
 Address:Kaigan Minato Tokyo
  • Usage: Photo studio and office
  • Construction:
    Tanseisha Co.,Ltd (interior)
    Jun Hamada/ADOPT Kitchen works (kitchen)
    Denyusha Co.,Ltd. (electricity)
    Takasago Thermal Engineering Co.,Ltd. (equipment)
    Syuhei Nakamura (epoxy)
  • Design: So Hashizume (sign)
  • Floor area: 1704.3㎡
  • Floors: 6F 7F RF
  • Completion: 04/2012

Toyota 86 Pit House in Hakone Kanagawa, Japan by Torafu Architects

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Article source: Torafu Architects

We performed the interior design of a coffee salon set to open for a limited time inside the Mt. Taikan View Lounge, atop the Hakone Turnpike. We were tasked with creating a space for sports car fans to meet after enjoying an early-morning drive.

Image Courtesy Daici Ano

  • Architects: Torafu Architects
  • Project: Toyota 86 Pit House
  • Location: Hakone Kanagawa, Japan
  • Principle use: CAFE
  • Production: Ishimaru
  • Credit: Planning: TOYOTA MARKETING JAPAN CORPORATION / Graphic design: SUN-AD
  • Building site: Hakone Kanagawa
  • Total floor area: 117.97m2
  • Design period: 2012.03-09
  • Construction period: 2012.09-10
  • Duration: 2012.10.01-12.14
  • Photo: Daici Ano
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Sketch up pro


Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium Competition Entry in Japan by Andrea Maffei Architects

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: Andrea Maffei Architects

The competition for the New Tokyo National Stadium which began in July and ended in September 2012 asked for a proposal for the 2020 Olympic Games. We made a design whose intention was to allow people to feel very close to the activity within, to the athletes and football players, to the exciting atmosphere in which the spectator is involved directly in the games. At the same time we also wanted to design a space which was flexible, that could accommodate the wide range of sports intended for this kind of building, by focusing specifically on circulation that would make movement easy and fluid. In front of the large stadium area there is a main public space that creates a new Festival Sport Plaza, whose roof protects people from rain and provides shadow in the hot summer months. The space was intended to be used for exterior and extraneous events like concerts, oobon parties, political campaigns, small sporting activities, fairs, and many others.

Image Courtesy via Venti Settembre

  • Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Project: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium Competition Entry
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program: Olympic Stadium – 2020 Olympic Games
  • Client: Japan Sports Council
  • Competition Dates: July – September 2012
  • Architecture Project: Andrea Maffei
  • Design Team: Takeshi Miura, Alessandra De Stefani, Takatoshi Oki, Roberto Balduzzi, Paolo Evolvi, Stefano Bergagna, Pietro Bertozzi, Chiara Zandri / Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Associate Architect: Hiroshi Yoshino, Mitsuyoshi Miyazaki / Yoshino Hiroshi Architect Office structures prof. Massimo Majowiecki / Studio Tecnico Majowiecki
  • Mechanical Systems: Kankyo-Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Total Area: 301.215 sqm
  • Capacity: 90.000 seats
  • Cost Estimation: US$ 1,300,000
  • Image: via Venti Settembre


Rosie House in Tokyo, Japan by ARTechnic architects

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Article source: ARTechnic architects

“Overcome the disadvantage of the land condition, turn it into the beauty of the architecture”

When the client found this land, we were asked to give an advice.  It was a strip of pentagonal land facing west with only a pair of parallel boundary lines. Because of this land condition, it was valued lower, almost 30% larger than regular priced lands for the same cost.  Even though, the land was such an odd shape, we were sure that we could create a house with more freedom from the extra space by giving a careful attention to improve the land’s disadvantages such as an angle, orientation, height limitation and confined facade.  Therefore we suggested the client to go for it.

Image Courtesy ARTechnic architects

  • Architects: ARTechnic architects
  • Project: Rosie House
  • Location: Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Use: Private residence
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete
  • Site area: 232m2
  • Total floor area: 151 m2
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


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