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House in Hiyoshi, Japan by EANA

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: EANA

A house located at the south of the city park on a hill was designed for a married couple. Since the site is set on the back of the hill, residents can look down a residential district and a station on the south side, and a lot of greenery at the city park surrounds the site on the north side.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura 

  • Architects: EANA
  • Project: House in Hiyoshi
  • Location: : Yokohama city, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Principal use: family house
  • Construction: Genki kensetsu
  • Main structure: timber construction
  • Site area: 104.13 sqm
  • Building area: 45.55sqm
  • Total floor area: 91.10sqm
  • Completion: march. 2012
  • Design period: April. 2011 – august. 2011
  • Construction period: september. 2011-march. 2012
  • Project team: EANA | Kohei Iwasaki, Tota Abe

House in Shimoda, Japan by EANA

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: EANA

Residential scale and scenes acquired in response to a variety of life もち the open space while closed. In the land flagpole typical about 2m future, may be surrounded by housing the four sides, leaving 2m residential areas of the hill, and a portion of road contact, it was necessary consideration specific densely. Site than the shape, ensuring space and turning the car can be, take a leisurely visitor, he was that big of column-free living and want to be able to entertain.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura 

  • Architects: EANA
  • Project: House in Shimoda
  • Location: Yokohama city, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Principal use: Family house
  • Client: non disclosure
  • Construction: Eiko Kensetsu
  • Main structure: Timber construction
  • Site area: 175.10 sqm
  • Building area: 77.80sqm
  • Total floor area: 142.60sqm
  • Completion: january. 2012
  • Design period: february. 2011 – July. 2011
  • Construction period: august. 2011-january. 2012
  • Project team: EANA | Kohei Iwasaki, Tota Abe
  • Structural design: Kenji Nawa / nawakenji-m

Ajax Beauty Salon in Osaka, Japan Yasunari Tsukada Design

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Article source: Neoplus Sixten inc. 

We were commissioned to design the premises of a newly opened hair salon within a multi-tenant building located in Kyobashi, an old downtown area of Osaka. During our visit, we found the site to be a pleasant, well-lit space with many windows. The owner’s requirements were for “a styling space that brings sunlight into the interior while also hiding the exterior landscape from view.”

Photo courtesy of Yasunari Tsukada Design

  • Project: Ajax Beauty Salon
  • Location: Miyakojima-ku, Osaka, Japan 
  • Completion: 2010 February 
  • Built area: 74.80 square meters 
  • General Contractor: Tenshin Construction 
  • Wall: Steel Plate(laser cut), urethane resin paint 
  • Flooring: Mortar, White EP Paint, Epoxy resin paint 
  • Ceiling: Aluminum Plate(laser cut), urethane resin paint
  • Designer: Yasunari Tsukada

CDS Offices in Tokyo, Japan by BAKOKO Architects

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Article source: BAKOKO Architects

Designing he Tokyo office of multinational recruitment specialists CDS was an opportunity to renew and maximize the value of their existing two-story premises. After appraising a full range of space use options, BAKOKO transformed the second floor into an efficient and modern workplace with a sleek and attractive facility for meetings and interviews below. The project was phased across the various floors of the building to mitigate disruption to the company’s day-to-day operations.

Image Courtesy BAKOKO Architects

  • Architects: BAKOKO Architects
  • Project: CDS Offices
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Software used: Sketchup and Draftsite

Luminous in Tokyo, Japan by Jun Sakaguchi Architect

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Article source: Jun Sakaguchi Architect

Jun Sakaguchi as a practice director of PTW Architects won a design competition for this small commercial block in Tokyo in 2006. Crowned with a penthouse rising above the 31m height limit but within the set-back line, it glows like finely cut jewellery. Most surrounding buildings are 31m high, so the penthouse enjoys open views from the timber deck terrace to the Tokyo Station area and further up to the Shinjuku district.

Image Courtesy © Tomohiro Sakashita 

  • Architects: Jun Sakaguchi as practice director of PTW Architects
  • Project: Luminous
  • Location: Kodenma-cho, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Tomohiro Sakashita
  • Type: Commercial
  • Software used: ArchiCad for rendering and AutoCAD for documentation

Kokura Tower in Kyushu, Japan by Jun Sakaguchi Architect

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Article source: Jun Sakaguchi Architect

The site is located at a prominent location facing beautiful river and Kokura Castle and Jun Sakaguchi designed a sculptural tower which shape derives from a flower famous in this region. Petal-like shape maximizes views for each apartment and provides natural ventilation. Bottom levels of the tower spreads out to the ground with its organic form.

Image Courtesy © IAO 

  • Architects: Jun Sakaguchi as practice director of PTW Architects
  • Project: Kokura Tower
  • Location: Kyushu, Japan
  • Photography: IAO
  • Completed: 2008
  • Type: Residential
  • Software used: ArchiCad to make 3D model but the documentation was done in AutoCAD

Karuizawa Villa in Nagano, Japan by Jun Sakaguchi Architect

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Article source: Jun Sakaguchi Architect

Jun Sakaguchi designed this weekend house in a beautiful setting of leafy resort area. The original idea was to hang the internal space with a structural timber frame like a hammock. Two levels of comfortable space open up to the outside and hovers over the ground maximising the view and emphasising the ‘living in the trees’.

Image Courtesy © bonobo 

  • Architects: Jun Sakaguchi as practice director of PTW Architects
  • Project: Karuizawa Villa
  • Location: Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan
  • Photography: bonobo
  • Completer: 2009
  • Type: Weekend House

Scope in Shizuoka, Japan by mA-style architects

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Article source: mA-style architects

A big pipe sticks out from the valley. It totally focuses like a telescope while looking around the opening scenery. Makinohara plateau that lined with a tea plantation and houses along a gentle slope spreads out here. Here is nice and full of nature. I felt that it is necessary for client who has lived long there to find the way of building which could realize charm of this land again.

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura 

  • Architects: mA-style architects
  • Project: Scope
  • Location: Shizuoka, Shimada-City, Japan
  • Photography: Kai Nakamura
  • Program: family house 
  • Site Area: 337.15 m2
  • Building Area: 72.95 m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 94.06 m2
  • Year: Completion: August 2012
  • Principal Designers: Atsushi Kawamoto, Mayumi Kawamoto

L House in Hirafu in Niseko, Japan by Florian Busch Architects

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Article source: Florian Busch Architects

The L House in Hirafu is a private holiday residence in Niseko, Hokkaido. Following the escarpment that defined the topography in prehistoric times, the site is a steep slope with un-compromised views of Mount Yotei. Despite being located not far from the House on the Slopes, the ground conditions here vary so drastically that excavating the mountain would lead to massive reinforced retaining walls and hence a prohibitive increase in cost. In response to such constraints and in order to exploit the site’s view, we proposed a house in the trees.

Image Courtesy © Florian Busch Architects

  • Architects: Florian Busch Architects
  • Project: L House in Hirafu
  • Location: Niseko, Japan
  • Project Team: FBA: Florian Busch, Sachiko Miyazaki, Tomoyuki Sudo, Holger Pausch (intern)
  • Structural Engineering: Ove Arup Japan
  • Contractor: Sudo Corporation
  • Client: Hokkaido Tracks Development
  • Gross Floor Area: 154 m² + 44 m² terrace
  • Status: Completed
  • Type: Residential
  • Date: 2009-12

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House F in Osaka, Japan by Kenji Architectural Studio

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Article source: Kenji Architectural Studio

The house is designed for a couple, and is a wooden three stories house that is built at urban narrow site. Around the site is the mixed-use area where small houses, small factories, and small office buildings coexist together without any harmony.

The client requested a garden in the south side of the site, and decided to make a building three stories to secure required rooms.

Image Courtesy Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Kenji Architectural Studio
  • Project: House F
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Design Period: November. 2008 – August. 2009
  • Construction Period: October. 2009 – February. 2010
  • Structural Engineer: Masakazu Taguchi, Taguchi Atelier Planning Structure
  • Structure system: timber construction
  • Total Floor Area: 116.73 sqm.
  • Building Area: 53.25 sqm.
  • Plot area: 102.58 sqm.
  • Building scale: 3 storeys
  • Photography by: Takumi Ota

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