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House in Sayo, Japan by Fujiwarramuro Architects

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Article source: Fujiwarramuro Architects

A narrow space threads through the center of this house, expanding and shrinking, curving and meandering. This part of the house morphs and transforms to become a space for relaxation, study, reading, or teatime. We built a small room in the middle of this space. As the width of these branches changes, the purpose of this room, along with its relationship with the surrounding space, transforms along with it.

Image Courtesy © toshiyuki

  • Architects: Fujiwarramuro Architects
  • Project: House in Sayo
  • Location: Sayo, Hyogo, Japan
  • Photography: toshiyuki,yano
  • principle use: single family house
  • site area: 262.53 m2
  • building area: 82.78 m2
  • total floor area: 81.26 m2
  • project architect: shintaro fujiwara,yoshio muro
  • project team: fujiwarramuro architect
  • structure: timber

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KSG 3 Maisonette + 1 House in Tokyo, Japan by Be-Fun design

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Article source: Be-Fun design

The site is located in a quiet residential area of Setagaya, Tokyo Japan. Around there, farmland and green spaces are still dotted with and at the same time housing development has been actively conducted. The surrounding environment is changing to a new streetscape.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Hirai 

  • Architects: Be-Fun design / Tsuyoshi Shindo + EANA
  • Project: KSG 3 Maisonette + 1 House
  • Location: Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Hirai
  • Construction company : Genkikensetsu
  • Structure: Genkikensetsu
  • Construction period: June 2012 to Dec 2012
  • Lot Surface: 192.05 sq. m
  • Building Surface: 85.70 sq. m
  • Total floor Surface: 155.26 sq. m
  • Structural material: Wood

House of Bank and Roof in Yamaguchi, Japan by Masao Yahagi Architects

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Article source: Masao Yahagi Architects

The site is located in a new residential area on northeast side of Kanmon straits. Clients are born in this area. The family has moved by job transfer frequently, but they bought this land before their retirement and decided to build a house. There is a park on south side of the site, so it gets stable sunlight and broad expanse to the park. On the other hand, they requested privacy because there is much traffic from the park and the street. In addition, the family wanted to enjoy view to KanmonBridge from and a fireworks festival at Kanmon straits the house those are local symbol.

view from south side : Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura 

  • Architects: Masao Yahagi Architects
  • Project: House of Bank and Roof
  • Location: Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Year: 2009
  • Site area: 200.74m2
  • Building area: 93.80m2
  • First floor area: 83.80m2
  • Second Floor area: 41.31m2
  • Architectural volume: 125.11m2
  • Materials: Wooden construction
  • Collaborators: Toyotaka Noguchi
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Illustrator and Photoshop

Coupled House in Tokyo, Japan by Naoi Architecture & Design Office

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Naoi Architecture & Design Office

This project involved rebuilding a single plot with an existing wooden, one-storey detached house located in a quiet residential neighborhood. As many of the other buildings in the area had also been recently refurbished, we wanted to preserve the scale of the house and the midcentury vintage and slightly anachronistic character of the neighborhood in a new, updated form.

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda 

ROKU Edogawa in Tokyo, Japan by masatomo_kojima_auds

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Article source: masatomo_kojima_auds

This project is a unit-based intervention for tenants re-occupying existing buildings. The market for this intervention is mainly young customers visiting a new cafeteria. Certain spatial flexibility was required for other activities such as live concerts and shows. The design of the space had to be adjustable and controllable in order to fit in several project sites and within different existing building conditions. The main focus of the project is to invent the system comprised of basic units forming the whole cafeteria, which could be further developed as several design options by transforming its shape and adjusting to its surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Kai Nakamura 

  • Architects: masatomo_kojima_auds
  • Project: ROKU Edogawa
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Kai Nakamura
  • Completion: 2012
  • Floor Area: 382sqm
  • Architects: Design-Build Alliance
  • Architect In Charge: Masatomo Kojima / masatomo_kojima_auds
  • Design Team: Kohei Sasakawa / KOHEI SASAKAWA architecture+design, Ryo Inoue
  • Structural Engineer: Yoshinori Nito / Yoshinori Nito Engineering and Design PC
  • Mechanical Engineer: Masanori Sodekawa, Takatoshi Mizutani
  • Electrical Engineer: Takao Kawauchi, Akira Katayanagi
  • Lighting Designer: Ryuta Sonobe / Sonobe Design Office
  • Manufacturing and Engineering Consultant:  Heartland Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • General Contractor: Nakano Corporation
  • Client: Boat Race Promotion Association

Toge in Tokyo, Japan by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Article source: Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

Toge (Japanese for thorn) is a modular product. Each “thorn” gives the viewer the impression of a sharp and stiff object, but these modules can in fact be freely combined to create a soft, pliable and standalone space. At DESIGNTIDE TOKYO 2011, Emmanuelle arranged five hundred of these Toge modules in 15 different colors to form a wedding dress. This conceptual piece was an exercise in contradictory impressions and sensations – solid and stiff but soft and pliable, menacing yet gentle.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima/ Nacasa & Partners Inc. 

  • Architects: Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design
  • Project: Toge
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Daisuke Shima/ Nacasa & Partners Inc.
  • Material: Piano wire / epoxy resin
  • Weight: 30g / toge
  • Size: 147mm
  • Colors: 15 colors

Room · S Komaba in Tokyo, Japan by Yuichi Yoshida Architects

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Article source: Yuichi Yoshida Architects

It is the renovation of one room apartment of 40 years old for single male. Here we have combined color walls and wooden furniture, the floor, which was newly established in the gray color of the existing structural framework. I tried to make the subject of design and consumer electronics goods, such as goods, even the day brought us various goods in the room by it.

Image Courtesy © HaineKusuki 

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
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