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ATM in Tokyo, Japan by Niizeki Studio’s

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Article source: Niizeki Studio’s

This is the architecture formed from the landscape ; symbiosis of powerful nature and restful human beings. The architecture is located on the top of mountain where commands  a view of the Pacific Ocean and deep mountains. The black box is  quietly lying on the grassy mound platform.

ATM

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Space for Prayer in Shiga, Japan by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Article source: FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects

This little place of worship is planned in a room in a building which is in an area that is currently under development. In the bible, you can find lots about the contrast of darkness and light. For example, “light shines in darkness” “God created light. God separates light and darkness” I wanted to create a space of prayer where inspired by words of the bible.

Images Courtesy Takumi Ota

  • Architect: FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects
  • Name of Project: Space for Prayer
  • Location: Shiga, Japan
  • Client: Private
  • Construction: Year 2011
  • Photographer: Takumi Ota

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Molecular Cluster in Yokohama, Japan by MoNo / Fumiaki Nagashima + Mami Maruoka Nagashima (designed with 3dS Max)

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Article source: MoNo / Fumiaki Nagashima + Mami Maruoka Nagashima

This was an installation art work which was exhibited in Berrick Hall, one of old western-style houses and local authorized historical architectures, as a formal program of the 5th Yamate Art Festival. With its unique history of residential area for outsider people since about 150 years ago, Yamate in Yokoha-ma is an area which promotes peculiar town activity plan around famous place, Foreign General Cemetery and some historical western-style houses. Yamate Art Festival is held under an intention of local activation and culture development by cooperation of some art NPOs, local organizations and facilities in February of each year, having various events of all-round art, music, art, drama, dance, traditional performing and literature.

Side view of the installation art (Images Courtesy MoNo)

  • Architect: MoNo / Fumiaki Nagashima + Mami Maruoka Nagashima
  • Name of Project: Molecular Cluster
  • Location: Yokohama, Japan
  • Type: Installation Art Exhibition
  • Photo credit: MoNo
  • Software used: 3dS Max

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‘Outside In’ in Yamanashi, Japan by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Article source: Takeshi Hosaka Architects

Gradation of scenery, from outdoor area to inside area

The project was launched when I was commissioned to enlarge a house for a couple in their 30’s and their three daughters living in Yamanashi Prefecture. On my first visit there, I found the houses of one story and two stories both stand close together but that there remain some empty lots, farming fields, wooded areas and unpaved roads. I remember that the bounty and generosity of the place inspired me.

 

Front View (Images Courtesy Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.)

  • Architect: Takeshi Hosaka Architects
  • Name of Project: Outside In
  • Location: Yamanashi, Japan
  • Structural engineers: Hirofumi ohno
  • Photographer: Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.
  • Client: Seiichiro Kawaguchi

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Fukoku Tower in Osaka, Japan by Dominique Perrault Architecture

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Article source: DPA

This tower project for the Fukoku insurance company takes inspiration from the profile of a gigantic tree whose roots proliferate on the surface of the ground. Splayed at its base, the tower’s outline tapers elegantly as it rises, gracing the city’s skyline with a vertical asymptote. The contrast between the structure’s base and upper regions is accentuated by the treatment of the building’s “bark”. Broad “wood chips” on the lower levels gradually give way to a sleek wall.

Image Courtesy Daici Ano

  • Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
  • Project: Fukoku Tower
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Client: Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • Associated architect: Shimizu Corporation Architects & Engineers
  • Engineering: Shimizu Corporation Architects & Engineers
  • Development director: Mitsubishi Estate Group

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Glass Bridge / Life of Haizuka in Hiroshima, Japan by Hideki YOSHIMATSU+archipro architects

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Article source: Hideki YOSHIMATSU+archipro architects

Glass Bridge as Haizuka Earthworks Projects, 1997~2007

This project is located at Haizuka dam construction area and as one of Haizuka Earthworks Projects*. We are commissioned from Mirasaka town, Hiroshima prefecture, Japan to design guardrail and pavement for the newly large bridge over the dam lake in collaboration with local people.  As a result, we put over 190 sheets of glass panel(300×1800mm) to the outside of guardrail. Furthermore, collaborating with Japanese artist, Hiroshi Fuji, we design the glass panel as an Encyclopedia of living things in haizuka dam area. Therefore, “Glass bridge” is a project as landscape design, as a small museum, as a communication art, and as an architecture.

 

Images Courtesy Hiroshi Date

  • Architect: Hideki YOSHIMATSU+archipro architects
  • Name of Project: Glass Bridge / Life of Haizuka
  • Location: Mirasaka, Miyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Client: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Photo credit: Hiroshi Date, ABBKBB and archipro architects
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, formZ

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Oshikamo house in Toyota Aichi, Japan by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Article source: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

Prerequisite:

The lot is located in a residential area and is surrounded by neighboring housings,  with a mother’s  house on its west. Requests for the house include: encourages the family to spend time together (rather than isolating anyone) / spatial / bright with plenty of natural light.

 

Night View (Images Courtesy Toshiyuki Yano)

  • Architect: Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates
  • Name of Project: Oshikamo house
  • Location: Toyota Aichi, Japan
  • Site Area: 191.71m2
  • Built Area: 84.18m2
  • Total Floor Area: 101.94m2
  • Photographer: Toshiyuki Yano

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Artificial Topography in Kobe city, Japan by Ryumei Fujiki

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: Ryumei Fujiki

Big Furniture Like a Cave. My idea is to hollow out the volume inside a container in order to build amorphous space like a cave. This “Artificial Topography” is made of only plastic material as same as my famous work “Aqua-scape”. About 1000 sheets of the soft plastic material of 10-mm thickness were cut down in contour line form, and were laminated like a stratum. This is not only art work but also one big furniture. Because all the portions are soft like a sofa, and person who enter into this space can relax by finding the place suitable for the form of its own body.

Image Courtesy Ryumei Fujiki

  • Architects: Ryumei Fujiki
  • Project: Artificial Topography
  • Location: Kobe city, Japan
  • Client: Kobe Biennial Committee
  • Design team: Fujiki Studio, KOU::ARC, Kensuke Kawamura, Yoshiki Tachi, Shun Simoya, Kohaku Furihata, Yuki Sakurada, Toshihiko Hatori, Yoshito Fukaya, Yuji Uemura, Yuki Ishigami
  • Collaborators: Yukiko Sato (F.A.D.S)
  • Material: Polyolefin firing resin board
  • Completion Date: 29th Sep. 2011
  • Photographer: Masahiro Hoshida, Ryumei Fujiki
  • Software used: RHINOCEROS which was the 3D modeling software. The project is based on Digital Fabrication.

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nr1977 in Tokyo, Japan by mihadesign

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: mihadesign

This is a renovation project of a room of an apartment for a married couple and their four children. Under the condition of approximately only 70 square meters for a room, we thought it was impossible to divide the common space and the individual rooms.

Interior View (Images Courtesy sadao hotta)

  • Architect: mihadesign
  • Name of Project: nr1977
  • Location: Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Floor area ratio: 71.5 m2
  • Design: April 2010 – September 2010
  • Beginning of construction: September 2010
  • Completion: October 2011
  • Photographer: Sadao hotta

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House in Hekida, Japan by fuse-atelier

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: fuse-atelier

The house is located on the outskirts of Nakano City in northeastern Nagano Prefecture, in an area with abundant nature and a view of KitashigaKogen’sMt.Kosha to the east. Apple orchards and a cluster of houses that line the oldroad surrounded the site, while the elevated tracks of the Hokuriku Shinkansen scheduled to begin service in a couple of years, run north-south through nearby fields. The client – a couple in their 30s with one child – wanted a plan that made allowances for the adjacent main house and was aggressive in incorporating the view of Mt.Kosha.

Overall view in the Snow

  • Architect: Shigeru Fuse
  • Project: House in Hekida
  • Location: Nakano, Nagano pref., JAPAN
  • Design Team: fuse-atelier + Musashino Art University/fuse-studio
  • Structural Engineer: Akira Suzuki
  • Photographer: fuse-atelier
  • Main contractor: KakumaGumi

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