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Membrene in Stratum in Nagoya, Japan by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

“Membrane in Stratum” is an installation that wraps around the interior space. The concept of human activity is emphasised by the graduation of translucency through the membrane. The membrane regulates depth and boundaries. We can divide the room in many ways by the penetration, reflectance and absorption of light. We can change the function of the room at our will. A dynamic space is born from the shadows that reflect of the membrane surface and vibrantly decorate the room.

Membrene in Stratum

  • Architects: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
  • Project: Membrene in Stratum
  • Location: Nagoya, Japan
  • Completion : January 2012
  • Program : Office, Salon, Bar
  • Built area : 100 m²

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Yotsuya Tenera in Tokyo, Japan by Key Operation Inc.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Article source: Key Operation Inc.

The project site is in a five-minute walk from Yotsuya Station located in a quiet residential area right behind the Shinjuku Street. This area holds many temples, shrines and also fairly dense housing. Like a spreading network of space, those houses and complexes fill the blank spaces between the streets and alleys.

This housing complex was planned to be built on the site of a crank space with 10m of the frontage and 17m in depth. Due to the regulation for Shinjuku Ward studio apartments, 12 units of the housing complex was planned out including 9 units of less than 30m² of the floor area and 3 units of more than 30 m².

Front Facade-Twilight

  • Architects: Key Operation Inc./Architects
  • Project: Yotsuya Tenera
  • Location: Yotsuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Function: Housing
  • Architect: Akira Koyama + KEY OPERATION INC. / ARCHITECTS
  • Structural Engineer: Delta Structural Consultants

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Hansha Reflection House in Nagoya, Japan by Studio Sklim

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Article source: Studio Sklim

Situated at the entrance of Misakimizube Koen, one of the picturesque parks fronting a lake and flanked by Sakura trees, the house was conceived to be an object with the environment.The programmatic zones of Public, Service and Private spatially organised the house into 3 distinct zones with further punctuation of the main massing with the Landscape element; providing spaces for the courtyard and roof deck. This base form was further chiseled with structure, daylight/ventilation and viewpoint concerns.

Image Courtesy Jeremy San

  • Architects: Studio Sklim
  • Project: Hansha Reflection House
  • Location: Nagoya, Japan
  • Client: Confidential
  • Program: 2 Storey Detached House With Courtyard And Roof Deck
  • Area: 124m²
  • Status : Completed
  • Design Architect: Studio SKLIM
  • Key Personnel: Kevin Lim
  • Collaborators: Machiko Nakamura, Federico Mira (3D Visualization)
  • Builder: Sakae Advanced Housing Technology
  • Structure: KES System Headquarters Shelter
  • Photography Credits: Jeremy San / Studio SKLIM
  • Time Period: 2010 – 2011

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Cross House in Koganei, Japan by Love Architecture Inc.

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Article source: Love Architecture Inc.

The site for this project was located on a riverbank in a suburban residential area outside Tokyo. Surrounded by landscaped paths lined with cherry trees and small red bridges, the site features a community bus stop at one corner that makes an appearance in Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film “The Secret World of Arrietty”.

Cross House

  • Architects: Love Architecture Inc.
  • Project: Cross House
  • Location: Koganei, Japan
  • Client: Private
  • Structural design: LOW FAT structure Inc.
  • Gross usable floor: 126.24㎡
  • Lot size: 162,22㎡
  • Start of work: April 2010
  • Completion of work: December 2011
  • Structure in : Timber

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Tsukuba Medical Laboratory of Education and Research in Ibaraki, Japan by Tetsuo Kobori Architects

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Article source: Tetsuo Kobori Architects

“Creation of an open space with suspended glass curtains”
A limited time 20-year PFI project located on the grounds of the Tsukuba University Hospital. With its main function being a clinical laboratory, it also combines spaces for student education and research to create a new communication space in the university.

Night View (Image Courtesy Bauhouseneo)

  • Architects: Tetsuo Kobori Architects
  • Project: Tsukuba Medical Laboratory of Education and Research
  • Location: Ibaraki, Japan
  • Work contents: Design and supervision
  • Main use: University / research facility
  • Structure: S Structure(by Arup)
  • Scale: 1500㎡
  • Photo credit: Bauhouseneo
  • Software used: Autocad and Revit

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Kofunaki House in Shiga, Japan by ALTS design office

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Article source: ALTS design office

Original people from ancient times was loved and it has lived with nature. Especially the Japanese always enjoy change of the four seasons for every season, and came as a part of life. People live with nature・・・Sometimes it may live inconveniently and it may not sometimes work that it takes time and effort .

Image Courtesy Yuta Yamada /Fujishokai

  • Architects: ALTS design office
  • Project: Kofunaki House
  • Location: Shiga, Japan
  • Architects Member: Sumiou Mizumoto / Yoshitaka Kuga
  • Construction : built of wood
  • Number of stories : 2
  • Gross Area: 132.31 m2
  • Completed date : 2012.3
  • Photographer : Yuta Yamada/Fujishokai

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Yashiki Mori in Tomisato-Shi, Japan by HOLDUP Architecture

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Article source: HOLDUP

‘ Owing To Progress In Transportation And Communication, Any Place Can Be Considered “Central”, Even Though Geographically Remote. There’s No Choice To Make Between A Stimulating City Lifestyle And A Healthier One In The Countryside: We Can Have Both! ’

Yashiki Mori

  • Architects: HOLDUP Architecture
  • Project: Yashiki Mori
  • Location: Tomisato-Shi, Japan
  • Typology: 8 Detached Houses
  • Floor Area: 3,000sqm
  • Status: Competition Entry
  • Completion: May 2012
  • Budget: Undisclosed
  • Condition: Invited Competition
  • Client: Hacocoto Inc
  • Project Architecture: Yuki Chida
  • Software used: Made with Autocad and render with 3ds max/vray

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Villa Saitan in Kyoto, Japan by Eastern design office

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Article source: Eastern design office

The site is in Nishioji-hachijo, Kyoto. From the main street we enter into a covert place along an alley of 4 meters in width. This construction is a collective housing consisting of 11 units.  The impersonality of segmental housing complex is completely concealed in this architecture.  Instead it is built to be seen as one big house. The architecture is covered with a wall in which holes are cut. The shape of the holes resembles a trunk, leaves, a root and bulbs. It also can be seen as clouds floating over the trees. Concrete shape which is based on nature turns into a hollow cave, light, and sunbeams filtered through trees.

Image Courtesy Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Eastern design office
  • Project: Villa Saitan
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Completion: 2006
  • Client: Shigekazu Yagi
  • Site area: 301.82 m2
  • Total floor area: 557.70 m2
  • Design Team: Eastern Design Office + Hojo Structure Research Institute
  • Photographer:  Koichi Torimura
  • Constructor: Minobe Construction Corporation

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Horizontal House in Shiga, Japan by Eastern design office

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Article source: Eastern design office

Do they really live beyond this・・・The mountain village appears when having started a little anxious so. The Horizontal House is here.

This house does not look like a house.

The shape of the house traces the boundary of the village. The village consists of six houses in all. The shape of the village could be done by making it by stone wall in old times. The project site is located on the north edge of the village that is in the prominent place, and makes the face of the village.

Image Courtesy Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Anna Nakamura + Taiyo Jinno / EASTERN design office
  • Project: Horizontal House
  • Location: Shiga, Japan
  • Completion: 2007
  • Total floor area: 311.50m2
  • Design team: EASTERN design office + Jin Sasaki
  • Photographer: Koichi Torimura
  • Constructor: Marusho Co., Ltd

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Villa Overlooking the Sea in Hayama, Japan by Edward Suzuki Associates

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: Edward Suzuki Associates

This is a vacation home expected to become a permanent house in the future. Located about an hour’s car ride away from downtown Tokyo, it is locatedin the sea resort of Hayama in the Shonan region, adjacent to the more well known, old city of Kamakura.

Sited overlooking the sea on the south, the design intent was to capture as much of the scenic panorama and to bring it into the house. Behind the house on the north is a hill clad with wild bamboos. Sandwiched in between the richness of the sea and that of the hill, the design was to open the house as much as was possible to the natural outdoors and to become a part of it.

Villa Overlooking the Sea

  • Architects: Edward Suzuki Associates
  • Project: Villa Overlooking the Sea
  • Location: Hayama, Japan
  • Design Period: August 2008 —November 2009
  • Construction Period: December 2009—January 2011
  • Structure: RC
  • Site Area: 2620.84m2
  • Ground Coverage: 233.82m2
  • Floor Areas: B1176.99m2, 1F 204.75m2 , 2F 158.28m2
  • Total Floor Area: 540.02m2

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