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Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifu Tenmangu Omotesando in Fukuoka Prefecture by Kengo Kuma & Associates (designed with Rhino, Grasshopper, and 3dS Max)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

Location of this Starbucks is somehow characteristic, as it stands on the main approach to the Dazaifu Tenmangu, one of the most major shrines in Japan. Established in 919 A.D., the shrine has been worshiped as “the God for Examination,” and receives about 2 million visitors a year who wish their success. Along the main path to the shrine, there are traditional Japanese buildings in one or two stories. The project aimed to make a structure that harmonizes with such townscape, using a unique system of weaving thin woods diagonally.

Image Courtesy Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects:KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES
  • Project: Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifu Tenmangu Omotesando
  • Location: 3-1196-11 Zaifu, Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Client : Manten Corporation
  • Photography : Masao Nishikawa
  • Type of Construction:new construction
  • Purpose:coffee shop
  • Structure:wood
  • Number of Stories: One story on the ground
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper,3D max

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Cloudy house in Oita, Japan by Takao Shiotsuka

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Article source: Takao Shiotsuka

This house is located in suburbs of Oita-city. The place is a small-scale residential quarter developed about 30 years ago.The housing lot exists together to the farmland, and atmosphere there calm compared with the city part.There is no special, wonderful view. However, the flow of light and the wind is correct and solid.We thought about a suitable house for this environment. About what should be of the house with opened condition, such as farmlands and fields there before.

Image Courtesy Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: Takao Shiotsuka
  • Project: Cloudy house
  • Location: Oita-city,Oita, Japan
  • Date of completion: December, 2011
  • Use: House
  • Structure: wooden
  • Floor: 2stories
  • Structure Engineers: Oga Structural Design Office
  • TomioYukuno: JUSO
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano

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Light stage house in Hiroshima, Japan by Future Studio

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Article source: Future Studio

The concept of this house, “sunlight stage” is a proposal of the way of taking sunlight on the site where the condition of sunlight is severe. The taking point of sunlight is set to a high position of the north side of the house, and all plans arise there. It becomes the plan of the curved surface because running on of the sun is analyzed, and the angle of incidence is calculated, and brightness is brought to the residence space by the reflection of sunlight.

Light stage (Image Courtesy Toshiyuki Yano)

  • Architects: Future Studio
  • Project: Light stage house
  • Location: Hiroshima, Japan
  • Architect Design: Bunzo Ogawa
  • Use: Private house
  • Building area :  52.14sqm

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D-Apartment in Osaka, Japan by SPACESPACE

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Article source: SPACESPACE

Smooth configuration

This collective housing’s scale is intermediate position between detached housing and building. This project site is situated on the west side of small station, a big 700-year-old camphor tree passing through the platform and the canopy.

The west side being mixed multiplicity of environmental-elements (bicycle-parking space, shrine, shops under the elevated, small street stand, etc) is more congested and lively than the east side being developed small station plaza and roundabout in order.

Image Courtesy Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: SPACESPACE /Takanori Kagawa + Junko Kishigami
  • Project: D-Apartment
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Structural design:OHNO JAPAN
  • Constructor: PanaHome
  • Program:collective housing + shop
  • Area:site161.72m2・floor240.16m2
  • Structure:steel・3stories
    Date:December,2011
  • Photography:Koichi Torimura
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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House in Izumi-Ohmiya, Japan by Tato architects

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Article source: Tato architects

A warehouse was converted into a residential space for a young couple who like bouldering which is a kind of free climbing and a sport to climb rocks of two to four meters high without lifeline.

The inside walls are designed in several leaned parts for them to attach some instruments to practice bouldering. For changing the nature of the building we came up with additional walls minimizing the modification to the existing building. As the outside walls were of ACL and the resistance against heat and rain were anticipated, they are covered with corrugated galvalume steal plates with heat insulator attached on the back.

Image Courtesy Tato Architects

  • Architects: Tato architects
  • Project: House in Izumi-Ohmiya
  • Location: Osaka Japan
  • Site area: 162.15m2
  • Building area: 79.20m2
  • Total floor area: 118.41m2
  • Type of Construction: Steel
  • Program: house & atelier
  • Principal designer: Yo shimada
  • Photography: Satoshi Shigeta, Tato Architects

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On the corner in Shiga, Japan by EASTERN design office

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: EASTERN design office

A castle where the boys and girls of the story of Michael Ende could be entering. It is a triangular building configured by the square elements!

The site is a manufacturing area in Youkaichi City in Shiga Prefecture.  There are many big factories in this town. A lot of immigrants from South America live here among the local people.

 

Images Courtesy Koichi Torimrura

  • Architect: EASTERN design office
  • Name of Project: On the corner
  • Location: Shiga, Japan
  • Completion: 2011
  • Photographer: Koichi Torimura

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Light-Light Shelter in Yaizu, Japan by Mount Fuji Architects Studio

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: Mount Fuji Architects Studio

This is a delicatessen store built in poor ambient environment. Walls of neighboring house surround three side of it. And the only side free from the dominant wall is facing north. In order to place many kitchen instruments, we were obliged to create much floor space, making the most of the small budget and small plot of land.

Image Courtesy Mount Fuji Architects Studio

  • Architects: Mount Fuji Architects Studio
  • Project: Light-Light Shelter
  • Location: Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Function: Delica-Shop
  • Site area: 122.31m2
  • Building area: 97.10m2
  • Total floor area: 86.13m2
  • Number of stories: 1
  • Building height: 3.6m
  • Structural system: steel frame
  • Major materials: silicate calcium board, exterior=interior

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Secondary Landscape in Shibuya, Japan by Mount Fuji Architects Studio

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Article source: Mount Fuji Architects Studio

Assignment: to produce a creative saloon for prospective beauty-experts on the roof of 40(or more)-year-old building located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

Image Courtesy Mount Fuji Architects Studio

  • Architects: Masahiro Harada + Mao / Mount Fuji Architects Studio
  • Project: Secondary Landscape
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Function: Salon
  • Interior area: 68m2
  • Structural system: steel frame
  • Major materials: western red cedar (2“6”), exterior= interior

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Keyhole House in Kyoto, Japan by EASTERN design office

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Article source: EASTERN design office

The facade of this house has the shape of a keyhole.

A key to open “my house”, which is standing along a narrow street of a crowded town, is designed as a key itself on the façade of this house. A house can be called a key, which will open up your life happily.  Such a small key, this house is a key!

Image Courtesy Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: EASTERN design office
  • Project: Keyhole House
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Site Area:90.81㎡
  • Total Floor Area:103.47㎡
  • Structural Engineering: EASTERN design office
  • Contractor:arcc
  • Photographer:Koichi Torimura
  • Software used: Vectorworks for drawings,and 3ds Max for making CG.

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Neil Barrett Flagship Store in Tokyo, Japan by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Our concept for the Neil Barrett flagship store in Tokyo is based on the minimal cut of the brand`s fashion design and parallels its approach in using the same design parameters of fixed points, folding, pleating and cut outs. Rather than defining a single room or space, our design creates a circular passage allowing the customer to experience the space in multiple ways and interpretations. Furniture staged in key points throughout the store creates the spatial concept of a narrow enclosure changing to an open condition. In two formal elements the design shifts between architecture and sculpture, where a compact mass of surface layers unravel and fold to form the shelving display and seating. The emerging folds will be used as display area for the NB accessory collection.

 

Interior View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Neil Barrett Flagship Store
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Date: 2008
  • Client: Neil Barrett
  • Status: Completed
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Claudia Wulf, Elke Presser, Torsten Broeder

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