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Hafye in Kanagawa, Japan by CUBO design architect

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: NEOPLUS SIXTEN INC.

Located in a terraced residential district, the lot for this project was half flat and half sloping. Nearby is Odawara Castle, built in the 15th century. The property looks down on the neighborhood that grew up around the castle, and beyond that Sagami Bay and Enoshima island in the distance. The client, who was born and raised in Odawara, wanted a relaxing home where he and his family could look out on this familiar yet constantly changing

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda

  • Architects: CUBO design architect (Hitoshi Saruta)
  • Project: Hafye
  • Location: Odawara City, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Ueda
  • Structural Engineer: Kenji Nawa (Nawaken-gym)
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete, Wood
  • Site Area: 318 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 187 m2 (74 m2/1F, 113m2/2F)
  • Date of Completion: September, 2016

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Toyotomi community center in Japan by Atelier BNK co.,ltd.

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: Atelier BNK co.,ltd. 

This is a community facility in the Soya region of the town of Toyotomi in northernmost Hokkaido. The project supplements the short comings of the neighboring town hall, nursery school, and hospital, and crates a unified network of facilities. The aim was to create a place for citizens of all ages by adding a library facility and a small, multipurpose hall, while keeping the overall scale of the center small.

Image Courtesy © Koji Sakai

  • Architects: Atelier BNK co.,ltd.
  • Project: Toyotomi community center
  • Location: Toyotomi, Japan
  • Photography: Koji Sakai
  • Collaborators: Kanebako Structural Engineers
  • Area: 2,641.47sqm
  • Year: 2013

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“ao no ie” in Saikai, Japan by TETO Architects

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: TETO Architects

“ao no ie” means “the blue house” in Japanese. This one-story residence stands on a hill overlooking the blue sea located in Saikai, Japan. We designed the plan for enjoying beautiful marine scenery from every rooms. The blue scenery will provide household with beautifull sunlight and comfortable wind every seasons.

Image Courtesy © TETO Architects

  • Architects: TETO Architects
  • Project: “ao no ie”
  • Location: Saikai, Japan

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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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